Content Specialist - Social Studies

at Pearson in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Content Specialist – Social Studies – ( 2112664 )


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 one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology – and each other to surpass these boundaries – we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Pearson Content and Assessment Specialists use their subject matter expertise to thoughtfully engage students in real world assessment of content.

+ Develop and review social studies test items, including multiple choice, technology enhanced, extended response, cluster sets, and performance-based tasks across multiple grade levels for large-scale assessments

+ Help develop item and test specifications, item development plans, test blueprints, and other ancillary documents

+ Help select, assign, manage, and train item/stimuli writers and educators to develop items based on standards, cognitive complexity, and item development best practices

+ Facilitate and support customer meetings and provide social studies assessment 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 required

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is at least 65k. 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, specific content area in social studies, or equivalent degree required

+ At least five years’ experience as an elementary or secondary teacher in social studies required

+ Professional knowledge of a social studies subject area required

+ Outstanding oral and written communication skills required

+ Some experience in large-scale educational measurement preferred

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

+ Ability to identify problems and provide 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

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

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Other Locations : US-TX-Austin, US-IA-Iowa City, US-TX-San Antonio

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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 : Sep 7, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2112664

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Job Posting: JC191939237

Posted On: Sep 09, 2021

Updated On: Sep 24, 2021