Assessment Associate at Newsela
The Assessment Associate, Spanish & English will support the creation of engaging assessments for Newsela’s content, and will help drive the quality and diversity of ways in which educators can track and build upon their students’ learning. In this role, you will contribute to the design of ELA assessments, give feedback to freelance contributors on how to build out exceptional assessments, and conduct research and analysis to ensure our assessments are consistent and aligned to best practices. You will research ELA assessments (best practices, efficacy, and shifting state standards) to contribute to informed decisions about assessment development, in addition to establishing and tracking quality metrics. You’ll also help ensure that our ELA assessments have Spanish counterparts, and will lead the charge in evaluating and editing assessments in Spanish.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
You will get to help build the future of education, enhance how districts and teachers engage students, and provide time-saving approaches that allow educators to design customized learning assessments for different levels of learners. More specifically, this role will allow you to contribute to how Newsela is reshaping content products for districts, schools, and teachers nationwide. You will get to play a crucial role in the evolution of ELA-based assessments at Newsela in both English and Spanish, helping to make our content more accessible to students. You’ll have the opportunity to help us fine-tune our content production process as we scale, and your work will ultimately deliver quality, reliable methods of measuring student progress to millions of K12 students and teachers nationwide.
Why We’ll Love You:
Drawing on your 2+ years in the classroom or in assessment production, you have experience developing, designing, and evaluating assessments that align to national educational standards. You are fluent in (or at least familiar with) national (Common Core) and state-specific standards (e.g., TEKS) for English Language Arts. You are fluent in Spanish and are comfortable evaluating and editing assessment items, creating guidance documents, and giving explicit directions in Spanish. You are able to make informed decisions that ensure strong instructional resources for teachers and students. You have a proven track record of working with adult learners to coach them on learning targets and execution, and know how to thoughtfully architect data-informed strategies to enhance learning outcomes; you are fiercely committed to thinking about what is best for students and for teachers. You are a clear communicator in both English and Spanish who can give direct, empathetic feedback, and can share your insights about the complex world of teaching and learning to people of different backgrounds.
One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.