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LINGUIST List 22.1437

Mon Mar 28 2011

Jobs: Applied Ling: Asst Test Developer and Item Bank Manager, Pearson

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        1.     Gwendolyn Simpson , Applied Linguistics: Assistant Test Developer and Item Bank Manager, Pearson, Texas, USA

Message 1: Applied Linguistics: Assistant Test Developer and Item Bank Manager, Pearson, Texas, USA
Date: 28-Mar-2011
From: Gwendolyn Simpson <gwen.simpsonpearson.com>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Assistant Test Developer and Item Bank Manager, Pearson, Texas, USA
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University or Organization: Pearson
Department: Knowledge Technologies
Job Location: Texas, USA
Web Address: http://www.pearson.com
Job Rank: Assistant Test Developer and Item Bank Manager

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics


Roles and responsibilities:
The successful candidate will work in Test and Product Development division
in the Palo Alto office of the Knowledge Technologies group of Pearson.
There are two main job responsibilities: 1) Managing banks of test
questions for both low-stakes and high-stakes tests and 2) assisting test
development managers in everyday test construction, maintenance and
management operations.

Typical tasks include but not limited to: coordinating the cycle of new
item development and item refreshment processes, managing external item
writers, assisting field testing activities, and checking the operation of
existing tests.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree is required. Graduate degree in linguistics, TESOL,
educational technology, or educational assessment is preferred. Working
experience in industry is a plus, but not required.

Desirable Qualities:
-Meticulous, detail-oriented, efficient
-Can work collaboratively with other team members
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
-Good computer skills
-Additional foreign languages other than English would be a plus

About us:
Knowledge Technologies is a leader in automated spoken and written
assessments, which utilize natural language processing techniques, advanced
statistical modeling and speech recognition technologies. The provider of
brands such as Versant Tests and WriteToLearn, Knowledge Technologies
develops four-skills language proficiency assessments and instructional
tools for various domains including education, business, and government.
For more see www.versanttest.com and www.pearsonkt.com

Knowledge Technologies is part of Pearson, an international media company
with world-leading businesses in education, business information and
consumer publishing. Pearson fuels the growing demand for effective
education and high-quality information in the global knowledge economy, and
share a common goal: to help people get on in their lives through education.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.pearson.com
Contact Information:
Senior Recruiter Gwendolyn Simpson
Email: gwen.simpsonpearson.com
Phone: 210-339-5027

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