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Pearson VUE

5601 Green Valley Dr.
Bloomington, MN 55437
Website:Pearson.jobs

Company Description:
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson offers dynamic teacher licensing and performance assessment solutions. Our custom teacher licensure testing programs are 100 percent aligned to state 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.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).
Salary Range:Location:
$20+ Per Hour AMHERST MA
Job Type:Category:
Part TimeEducation/Training
Education Level:Work Experience:
Master's Degree
Preference: Preferred
2+
Preference: Preferred
Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
ESOL pedagogy; applied linguistics (as applied to ESOL); theoretical foundations of first- and second-language acquisition; and English language arts pedagogy, with a particular emphasis on reading instruction based on scientific reading research - Preference: Preferred
Description:
The Part-time Content Specialist in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) occupies a position within the Test Development Services department of Evaluations Systems. The qualified candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following academic areas: ESOL pedagogy; applied linguistics (as applied to ESOL); theoretical foundations of first- and second-language acquisition; and English language arts pedagogy, with a particular emphasis on reading instruction based on scientific reading research. The primary responsibility of this position is to develop multiple-choice and constructed-response test items and other related materials for educator licensure assessments in ESOL at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Other responsibilities include reviewing and editing materials from other item developers and ensuring content accuracy and quality control. The Content Specialist reports to a Test Development Manager.
This position is located in our Hadley, MA office. Remote work is not offered at this time.

Responsibilities
Writes and edits test items and related assessment materials for use in test banks and test preparation products
Evaluates and documents alignment of assessment materials to state and national standards
Stays apprised of developing trends in the field of ESOL education at the state and national level
Requirements:
Education and Experience:
A master's degree or equivalent in a field directly related to English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (e.g., applied linguistics in ESOL, speech language pathology)
ESOL teaching experience, including the use of educational technology, at the elementary, middle school, and/or high school level highly desirable
ESOL assessment and/or curriculum development experience with an educational publisher or assessment provider a plus
Knowledge of reading development and reading instruction based on scientific reading research a plus
Familiarity with Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts a plus
Familiarity with the WIDA English Language Development Standards a plus
Skills
Demonstrated advanced writing, editorial, and research skills
Proficiency with computers and software, including Microsoft Word
Works well independently and in a collaborative team setting
Well organized, able to set priorities and manage work within tight schedules
Willing and able to accept constructive criticism and refine skills as needed to produce high quality work
Flexible and able to adapt to unexpected shifts in priorities

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