Content Specialist - English Language Arts
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: June 9, 2021
Content Specialist - English Language Arts - ( 2107284 )
At Pearson, we're committed to a world that's always learning
and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing
lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons,
we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it's
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innovations, personal and global, large and small.
Apply best practices in item and test development, involvement
in standards interpretation and appropriate alignment
Position requires skills in grammar, editing, and communications
with internal and external customers.
Help facilitate, maintain, and oversee content development in
English language arts, reading, writing, and/or communications
(listening/speaking); item writing and item and data review
committee meetings; and provide content expertise during those
meetings as necessary.
Assist in developing and conducting the item-writer training for
item development workshops. Perform passage research according to
required specifications as needed.
Providing support in the development of item, passage, and test
Review and edit test items developed by contractors.
Classify test items according to pre-specified content
dimensions. Ensure the accuracy of item content coding, keying, and
Provide rationales in support of the use of each item (e.g., for
the correct response and the incorrect response alternatives) as
well as source references and copyright research.
Consult with the customer as required, including participation
in planning, status, review meetings, etc.
Participate in test construction activities, including meeting
statistical requirements, developing operational and embedded field
test items, etc.
Work closely with test development managers, other content
developers, psychometricians, and across group users of assessment
Perform other duties as assigned.
- Some travel may be required for project-related meetings.
The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based
candidates expressing interest in this position is $65,000 -
$70,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual
Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:
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.
Bachelors degree in English, English literature, or
At least five years of K-12 teaching experience teaching English
language arts and/or reading education required.
Some experience in large-scale assessment programs, and in
particular, item development, is preferred.
General knowledge of test development including: processing,
scoring, and reporting of large-scale assessments is preferred.
Must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills
and the ability to work closely with clients.
Must have excellent planning, organizational, and
problem-solving skills to coordinate multiple activities and to
adapt to unexpected requests.
Familiarity with Excel, Adobe, Word, and the technology skills
and confidence necessary to learn unfamiliar programs quickly and
efficiently, is required.
- Experience with technology-enhanced items is preferred.
Primary Location : US-RE-Remote
Other Locations : US-TX-Austin, US-IA-Iowa City, US-TX-San
Work Locations :
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 21, 2021
Job Unposting : Ongoing
Schedule: : Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2107284
Keywords: Pearson, Oklahoma City , Content Specialist - English Language Arts, Other , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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