Content Specialist - English Language Learners (12 Months)

Pearson Augusta , ME 04332

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description:

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.


  • Develop and review test items, including proficiency-based tasks, for large-scale English learner assessments across multiple content areas and grades.

  • Develop item, passage, and test specifications, item development plans, test blueprints, and other ancillary documents.

  • Interpret standards, test blueprints, and item development plans.

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

  • Provide item source references and copyright research.

  • Provide content and language support for core content areas.

  • Help select, assign, manage, and train item writers and educators.

  • Facilitate and support customer meetings and provide language acquisition expertise.

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

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

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

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Some travel is required.

This is a temporary, full-time, benefits-eligible position.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is at least 60k. This position is not bonus eligible. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: (


  • Bachelor's degree in English Education preferred. Bilingual, English as a Second Language or equivalent experience required; Master's degree is desired.

  • At least five years of teaching experience is required.

  • At least five years of experience in the field of English language acquisition is required.

  • Expert knowledge of language acquisition, including national trends and regulations, required.

  • Must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills and must be able to identify problems and provide solutions to a variety of audiences including both sophisticated and naive customers.

  • Must have excellent planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills and the ability to coordinate multiple activities and adapt to unexpected requests.

  • Must have strong technology skills including working with Microsoft Suite and Adobe Pro, and confidence necessary to work with unfamiliar programs.

  • Some experience in large-scale educational measurement is preferred.

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


Organization: Assessments School

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 1104

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