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Frequently Asked Questions

I recently completed an application, what happens now?

If you are identified as a candidate for an open position, a representative from the recruiting team will contact you directly through email. In the meantime, your application will continue to remain on file for consideration unless you notify us that you are no longer interested.

How do I check on the status of my application?

Due to the quantity of responses received, a personal response to each candidate with further status updates will not be available.

What are the work hours? Is there any flexibility within those hours?

Regular work hours are from 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday-Friday, for the duration of the project. There is no flexibility within these hours as projects are expected to be complete within the timelines given.

Why wasn't I chosen to serve as an assessor?

While we would like to offer a position to every applicant unfortunately we are limited to a set number of positions. Needs vary by site and project. If you were not selected to assess for the current scoring season, there is always a chance that you will be offered a position in coming seasons.

I'm interested in becoming a part of the scoring staff, but I don't live close to a scoring site. Will Pearson pay my travel expenses?

Pearson will only incur travel related expenses for National Board scoring participants who have been pre-approved to work at a scoring center outside of their home location. There are a limited number of Pearson paid travel positions available, and these offers will be reserved for qualified participants on hard to staff projects. If an employee does not receive Pearson approved travel, but chooses to participate in scoring outside of their home location, the employee will be expected to pay their own travel expenses.

I received an offer of employment, but it's not for my preferred project. What should I do?

Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate project placement requests. Offers are sent based on project need. If you are not available for/interested in the project you were offered please be sure to decline the offer letter sent. You may follow up your decline with an e-mail to us at with an explanation as to why you declined and why another project would work better with your schedule. Should an opening be available on your preferred project you may be considered for employment should your qualifications meet hiring requirements.

I received an offer of employment and accepted it, but now I'm no longer available. Who do I contact?

If you are no longer available to participate on the scoring project please access the offer letter sent to you and decline the offer. If you no longer have the offer letter you may send an email to us at and inform us of your decline.

What is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT)?

National Board Certification is a voluntary assessment program designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers, and to embed ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. While state teacher credentialing programs set the basic requirements to teach in each state, National Board Certified Teachers must demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices.

National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) are highly accomplished educators who meet the above rigorous standards set by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

Please note that holding a state issued teaching certificate or school counseling license does not qualify you as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT). National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential. It complements, but does not replace, a state's teaching certificate or school counseling license.