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Pearson Test Content Developer - Special Education in Hadley, Massachusetts

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson offers dynamic teacher licensing and performance assessment solutions. Our custom teacher licensure testing programs are aligned to state and national standards. We also provide a wide variety of teacher licensure testing services such as test development, administration, and scoring. We work in a collaborative environment and are passionate about education.

Overview:

The Test Content Developer occupies a professional position within the Test Development Services department. The Test Content Developer is responsible for planning and overseeing the development of special education content for educator licensure assessments and related products, including test question development, test design and content development, and quality control. The ECE Test Content Developer works closely with other test development staff and content developers.

This position is attached to our Amherst/Hadley, MA office. At this time, staff are working from home; however, the ideal candidate would be located within the geographic area and able to come into the office as needed.

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Writes test questions and other assessment materials for teacher certification tests

  • Edits assessment materials produced by in-house and consultant staff

  • Oversees the development of test objectives, test items, practice tests, study guides, and related products for assigned projects

  • Creates assignments for and supervises the work of in-house and consultant writers

  • Facilitates the review of test items and objectives with committees of education professionals in a variety of content areas

  • Stays apprised and knowledgeable of current and developing trends and evidence-based practices in special education at the state and national levels

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Creates planning documents, oversees development activities, and coordinates project activities within and outside the department

  • Uses and can integrate technological resources as management and development tools

  • Travels on behalf of the company as needed, typically 5-10%, but up to 15%

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in special education, a specific area of special education (e.g., learning disabilities, autism), or a related education field, with a graduate degree in special education. Must hold a current, valid teaching license.

  • Five or more years of successful recent experience providing instruction as a teacher of students with special needs in grades K-12.

  • Experience in delivering instruction to students in a variety of placements/setting (self-contained, resource, inclusion/co-teaching, on-line) is preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of educational pedagogy, research- and evidence-based practices in special education, behavior management, assessment practices, instructional strategies across content areas to support diverse learners, co-teaching, and working with linguistically and culturally diverse students and families.

  • Dual certification and/or experience teaching specialized areas in special education (deaf/hard of hearing, multiple disabilities, blind/low vision, school counseling, educational psychology, educational diagnostician) a plus.

  • Experience mentoring newly certified special education teachers a plus.

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated advanced writing, editorial, and research skills

  • Proficiency with computers and software, including Microsoft Office

  • Works well independently and in a collaborative team environment

  • Must be organized, able to set priorities and meet deadlines with high quality work

  • Must be willing and able to accept constructive feedback and develop new skills

  • Flexible and able to juggle multiple priorities and adapt to unexpected shifts in priorities

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:  http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html 

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2213

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