Assessment Designer

Posted 9 April by Pearson UK Featured

Assessment Designer

Description

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.

Position Overview

The Assessment Expert’s role is to place best-in-class assessment and innovation at the heart of our products and services in order to deliver Pearson’s commitment to demonstrating learner outcomes. The Assessment Expert will work within a publishing team to create and deliver assessment frameworks through the generation of ideas, the creation of prototypes, the briefing of project teams, and the delivery of content to ensure courses are fully-aligned to both the Global Scale of English and high-level assessment strategy and comply with any other exam specifications where appropriate.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop assessment design plans that meet the specified requirements for the products including guidelines, customer requirements, and any additional information required to create concepts for the products.

  • Work with the portfolio manager, product marketing lead, curriculum designer and digital product management team to integrate customer data and assessment design into prototype and product development and ensure that the customer experience is optimized in terms of delivery and content

  • Responsible for creating the briefing documents and training freelance writers to deliver assessment specific content

  • Promote assessment literacy and the implementation of an assessment strategy with the Portfolio and Content teams.

  • Develop and maintain a network of writers and assessment professionals and work with the Content Creation team to ensure they can produce assessment content aligned to the Global Scale of English, Pearson assessment strategy, and content standards

  • Validate that the content generated meets the appropriate standards and specifications

  • Monitor and analyse customer usage, score and performance data and produce reports on the validity of assessment content

  • Keep up to date on current technology, assessment methodologies, and models for describing language proficiency (e.g. Common European Framework of Reference, Global Scale of English, Cambridge and other Exam boards)

  • Support the Market Research team to ensure assessment design principles are validated through customer testing

  • Collaborate with the Assessment Portfolio team to ensure that our in-course assessments are aligned with Pearson’s mid- and high stakes exams

Key Relationships

Curriculum and Assessment Design team, Portfolio Managers, Content Development Managers and Specialists, Efficacy and Impact team, Digital Content Production team, UX team, Digital Product Management team, Assessment Portfolio Team

Qualifications

  • Degree in linguistics, foreign language, or related field or qualification in teaching English as a second/foreign language (Certificate or Diploma in TEFL or TESOL)

  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience in Primary, Secondary, Adult, and/or Higher Ed

  • Experience in ELT publishing

  • Proven record in conceptualizing, planning and developing customer-focused assessments.

  • Previous ELT materials development experience highly preferred.

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Primary Location: GB-GB-Harlow

Work Locations: GB-Harlow-Kao Park Kao Park London Rd Harlow CM17 9NA

Job: Publishing

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Feb 26, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1803341

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.

Reference: 34561794

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