Pearson is so pleased to be offering employment opportunities at this time, as it is important to invest in the local community. We'd welcome any experienced scorers, especially those familiar with the Maryland assessment, but we are also happy to encourage new scorers to apply
Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 25, 2009
Pearson, a leading provider of educational assessment products, services and solutions, is currently seeking college graduates to score standardized assessments for the state of Maryland on a temporary basis in two Houston facilities.
"Pearson is so pleased to be offering employment opportunities at this time, as it is important to invest in the local community. We'd welcome any experienced scorers, especially those familiar with the Maryland assessment, but we are also happy to encourage new scorers to apply," said Kathleen Minette, senior vice president of operations and scoring for Pearson's Assessments and Information group.
Locations in the northwest and southwest part of Houston are currently accepting applications. Key elements of the scoring job include evaluating student responses to subject-related open-ended questions according to a customer-supplied scoring guide and successfully internalizing company-provided training and the scoring guide.
The employment opportunity is open to applicants who have at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college and are eligible to work in the United States. Candidates will be required to pass a qualifying test before scoring and must be able to score in an unbiased manner by applying a scoring guide.
Applicants can apply at http://www.careermapping.com/pemjobs or by calling 1-877-PEM-JOBS through the end of March. In addition, candidates can call the Human Resource departments at the hiring facilities. Potential employees interested in working at the northwest facility can call 281-260-9574 or 281-260-9564; those interested in the southwest facility can call 713-777-0125 or 713-777-0057.
The Assessment and Information group of Pearson has been a trusted partner in district, state and national assessments for more than 50 years. Pearson helps administrators, teachers, parents and students use assessment and research to promote learning and academic achievement.
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and education technology, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher professional development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information about the assessment group of Pearson, visit http://www.ed.pearsonassessments.com.