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Pearson Senior Content Developer - Mathematics in Des Moines, Iowa

Senior Content Developer - Mathematics - ( 2107398 )


We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

  • Provide leadership to mathematics item development teams throughout the entire item development process

  • Provide assessment expertise in item and test development planning and customer interactions

  • Review and develop schedules to accommodate multiple tasks

  • Facilitate various client committee meetings (content review, data review, etc.) and provide content expertise during those sessions

  • Interpret standards to create both test blueprints and item development plans

  • Develop item and test specifications documents

  • Develop and provide training and feedback to item writers based on established standards, cognitive complexity, and best practices for item development

  • Select, assign, and manage subcontracted item and content development

  • Lead, develop, and review math test items and scoring materials, including selected response, technology enhanced, and constructed response items for various types of assessments

  • Work as a member of a team to develop, review, and revise ancillary materials

  • Classify test items according to pre-specified content dimensions and ensure the accuracy of item content coding, keying, and item validations

  • Provide source references and copyright research, if needed

  • Facilitate activities related to test construction and review of composed test forms

  • Work closely with test development managers, other content developers, psychometricians, and other Pearson groups

  • Consult with the client as required, including participation in planning, status, review meetings, etc.

  • Provide support in proposal development

  • Some travel may be required

  • Perform other duties as assigned

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is at least $70k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


  • Bachelor's degree in education, mathematics or equivalent degree required

  • At least five years’ teaching experience in the field of mathematics required. Experience in elementary or middle school preferred.

  • At least three years’ experience in large-scale educational measurement

  • Professional knowledge of mathematics required

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Experience leading assessment programs

  • General knowledge of all phases of the development, processing, scoring, and reporting of large-scale assessments

  • Skill in identifying problems and providing solutions to a variety of audiences required

  • Excellent planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills and ability to coordinate multiple activities and adapt to unexpected events required

  • Skill in evaluating and providing input on project schedules and process documents required

  • Broad knowledge of common software programs, strong technology skills, and the confidence necessary to work with unfamiliar programs required

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

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Job : Professional Development

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting : May 27, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2107398