Pearson Test Development Manager - Sciences/STEM in Amherst, Massachusetts

Test Development Manager - Sciences/STEM


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).


TheTest Development Manager occupies a professional management position within the Test Development Services department. The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure the successful development of assessment materials. TheTest Development Manageris responsible for planning and overseeing the development of science and STEM content for educator licensure assessments. TheTest Development Manager’s duties include test question writing and editing, test design and implementation, staff supervision, and quality control. TheTest Development Managerreports to a Senior Test Development Manager and supervises Content Developers.

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 frameworks, test items, practice tests, study guides, and related products

  • Writes test questions and supervises the work of others who write test questions for the same content area

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

  • Stays apprised of developing trends in science and technology 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

  • Utilizes technological resources as management and development tools

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


  • Science and STEM teaching experience at the secondary level

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in a field directly related to science, technology/engineering, or science education

  • Demonstrated knowledge of science and technology with in-depth knowledge of at least one area of physical science (e.g., Chemistry, Physics) and working knowledge of a STEM-related field (e.g., technology education, engineering/design)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

  • Computer programming/coding experience a plus

  • Assessment and/or curriculum development experience with an educational publisher in the areas of science and/or STEM 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 to meet deadlines

  • Flexible and able to adapt to unexpected shifts in priorities

  • Willing and able to accept constructive criticism and develop new and existing skills

  • 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: 1815395

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.