Pearson Test Development Manager - English Language Arts in Amherst, Massachusetts

Test Development Manager - English Language Arts


Pearson VUE ( 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).

The Test Development Manager in English language arts occupies aprofessional management position within the Test Development Servicesdepartment of Evaluation Systems. The Test Development Manager isresponsible for planning and overseeing the development of test items and otherrelated materials for educator licensure assessments in English language arts at

the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The Test DevelopmentManager's duties include test question development and editing, test design andimplementation, staff supervision, and quality control. The Test DevelopmentManager reports to a Senior Test Development Manager and supervises ContentDevelopers.

This position is located in our Amherst/Hadley, MA office. Remote work is not

offered at this time.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manages the development of test objectives, test items, practice tests, study guides, and related products

  • Writes test questions and supervises the work of others who write test questions for English language arts

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

  • Stays apprised of developing trends in the field of English language arts education at the state and national level

Additional Responsibilities

  • Creates planning documents, organizes staff, supervises development activities, and coordinates project activities within and outside the department

  • Supervises and trains staff, including full-time, part-time, and consulting staff

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

  • Uses technological resources as management and development tools

  • Travels on behalf of the company as needed, up to 15%


Education and experience:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in a field directly related to English language arts or English language arts education

  • English language arts teaching experience, including the use of educational technology, at the middle grades and/or secondary level desirable but not required

  • English language arts assessment and/or curriculum development experience with an educational publisher or assessment provider a plus

  • Knowledge of reading development and reading instruction and assessment a plus

  • Familiarity with Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts a plus

  • Demonstrated advanced writing, editorial, and research skills

  • Proficiency with computers and software, including Microsoft Office

  • Works well independently and in a collaborative team setting

  • Well organized, able to set priorities and manage work within tight schedules

  • Flexible and able to adapt to unexpected shifts in priorities

  • Willing and able to accept constructive criticism and refine skills as needed to produce high quality work

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Please submit cover letter and resume with your completed application.

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.

Primary Location: US-MA-Amherst

Work Locations: US-MA-Hadley-300 Venture Way 300 Venture Way Amherst 01002

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 5, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1815393

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.