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The role:

As a member of our growing Content team, the Assessment Associate (bilingual) will support the creation of engaging English- & Spanish-language assessments for Newsela content that meet our users needs You will contribute to the creation of formative assessments, & collaborate with internal & external teams in crafting exceptional assessment experiences. Additionally, you will conduct research & analysis to ensure our assessments are aligned to best practices as well as ever-shifting state standards. You will play a hands-on role in helping Newsela develop the assessment features of our product, & in turn enable improved learning outcomes for students across the U.S. Reporting to the Assessment Manager, you will partner closely with assessment & standards specialists, as well as the broader Curriculum & Instruction team to produce assessment content designed to inform instructional content. We are growing & learning as a young team - this young team is growing & learning; we lift each other & our work up, but will also actively (and kindly) challenge one another to best fulfill the company mission. We are hard working experts in our fields who embrace a flexible, constant-learning mentality.

Why youll love this role:

  • Youll play a crucial role in establishing processes & operations to scalably instructionalize Newselas assessments
  • You will help build the future of education, enhance how districts & teachers engage students, & provide time-saving approaches that allow educators to design customized learning assessments for different levels of learners
  • You will also gain exposure to how Newsela is reshaping instructional content for districts, schools, & teachers nationwide
  • You will build on your history as  a clear communicator who can give direct, empathetic feedback, sharing your insights about the complex world of teaching & learning to people of different backgrounds
  • You will have a direct impact on Newselas assessment offerings, which will ultimately scale Newselas ability to bring engaging, culturally responsive learning content to K-12 classrooms nationwide

Why you're a great fit: 

  • You have 2+ years of experience in the classroom or in assessment production, including experience developing & evaluating assessments that align to national educational standards
  • You are fluent in English & Spanish 
  • You have deep knowledge of (or at least are familiar with) the Common Core State Standards for ELA (as well as other state standards), & can articulate how to assess the skills & conceptual knowledge within the standards in both English & Spanish languages
  • You have demonstrated success in making qualitative & quantitative informed decisions that ensure strong instructional resources for teachers & students
  • You leverage your experience working with adult learners to coach them to effectively architect data-informed strategies that enhance learning outcomes
  • You are fiercely committed to thinking about what is best for students & for teachers.
  • While not required, Science, Social Studies or Elementary Education experience is a plus

Base compensation range: $60,000 - $70,000. Total compensation for this role also includes incentive stock options & benefits. This compensation range may be adjusted based on actual experience. 

About Newsela:

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 & tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds & interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, weve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools & over 2.5M teachers & 37M students have registered with Newsela.

Why youll love working at Newsela:

  • Health & Wellness: Access to the worlds leading medical experts for healthcare (pets included!). Discounts & resources to stay healthy: mind, body, & soul

  • Work From Home: Almost all of our roles are fully remote - tech stipend included!

  • Supporting ALL Families: Supplemental programs & time off to take care of your family & yourself

  • Time Off: Flexible PTO to recharge, including Sabbatical Leave

  • Inclusive Experiences: Robust DEIB curriculum, Identity & Experience Groups (Affinity Groups + Employee Resource Group), Authentic & Transparent conversations with Executive Leadership Teams, & integration of DEIB lens across Talent lifecycle processes

  • Professional Development: Holistic Learning & Development Programs that enable meaningful & inclusive experiences, programs that build future-focused competencies, cohort & community learning sessions that foster a sense of belonging, & individual development plans aligned with your personal & professional aspirations to turn goals into reality.

  • Make A Difference: No matter your role or department, the work you do each day helps share the future of education & improves the lives of students & teachers.

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