Company Offers Jobs Writing Common Core Lesson Plans on CraigsList

While proponents of the Common Core academic standards often tout how “rigorous” they are, at least one school supply company is seeking to fill jobs writing Common Core-aligned lesson plans and assessment items by advertising on Craig’s List.

According to Kyle Olson at EAG News, A Pass Education has placed an ad on Craig’s List offering jobs to “strong math writers and content editors for K-12 assessment items and lesson plans.”

A Pass Education’s website states that the company was started in 2009 when CEO Andrew Pass “accepted a single instructional design contract from Pearson Learning Solutions.” Now the company boasts a full-time staff of 13 with more than 500 associate contractors.

“A Pass Educational Group was recently invited to assist in writing assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards for one of two national consortia responsible for the entire effort,” states the company. “We are thrilled to offer our expertise to this monumental project.”

The company’s clients include textbook publishing giants Pearson and McGraw-Hill.

The Craig’s List ad is currently running in at least two cities:

Our educational development company has an immediate need for strong math writers and content editors for K-12 assessment items and lesson plans. The ideal candidate will

-have a degree in an area of mathematics
-have K-12 math classroom experience
-have education/curriculum development expertise
-be able to work virtually using content management systems
-understand Common Core, DOK, and Bloom's Taxonomy
-be able to write content aligned to benchmarks and standards

Most work is completed in Google Drive. Compensation is approximately $20-$25 hour (compensation is based on per-deliverable rates). Applicants will be asked to complete a sample that will be reviewed by a content area director. Include a resume and two or three professional references. Apply at

According to the ad, the position is “part-time” and a “contract job.” “Telecommuting is ok,” states the ad.


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