Reading Assessment Content Writer

San Francisco, CA, USA Remote


Curriculum/Content Writing


Nov 16

We are looking for a part-time, freelance contract Reading Assessment Content Writer to develop assessment content. You will play a pivotal role in advancing literacy education for elementary students by creating AI-powered reading assessments. You will collaborate with our product, design, and engineering teams to develop engaging and effective assessments aligned with educational standards. Ideal candidates possess a blend of educational expertise, assessment design skills, technological proficiency, and a commitment to improving literacy education.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develop content for reading assessments that will be utilized in AI and speech recognition technology to evaluate foundational reading skills, fluency, and comprehension.
  • Create age-appropriate and engaging assessment content, questions, passages, and 
  • prompts that align with grade-level reading standards and curriculum frameworks. 
  • Ensure assessments consider diverse learning needs.
  • Help to establish scoring guidelines and rubrics for AI-assisted assessment scoring.
  • Uphold a commitment to eliminating bias in assessments to promote fairness and equity.
  • Document the assessment development process, criteria, and alignment with educational standards.
  • Collaborate with product, designers, literacy experts, educators, and engineering to ensure assessments align with pedagogical goals and technological capabilities.
  • Actively seek feedback from educators, students, and stakeholders to continuously improve assessment content.


  • A bachelor's degree or higher in education, literacy, English, speech pathology or a related field is essential. 
  • Experience in the field of education, particularly in elementary education or literacy instruction.
  • Deep assessment expertise, including experience with assessment design and development, guidelines, and scoring. Familiarity with various assessment types and commonly used reading screening assessments (ex DIBELS, easyCBM, Acadience Learning).
  • Experience creating engaging, enjoyable, age-appropriate stories for K-3 students. Candidates should have exceptional writing skills and examples of prior work that show clear, engaging, and age-appropriate assessment content, passages, questions, and prompts.
  • Strong pedagogical knowledge - familiarity with educational research, standards, and best practices in reading instruction, encompassing areas like phonics, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and literacy strategies.
  • Familiarity with educational technology and online assessment platforms is a plus.
  • Effective collaboration skills to work closely with various stakeholders, including product management, educators, designers, and engineers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for conveying assessment guidelines and information effectively.

How to Apply:

We encourage you to apply if you are passionate about innovating early literacy education and meet the qualifications for this role. Please submit your resume, a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and qualifications, and any examples of assessment content or technology-driven work to Please include "Reading Assessment Content Writer" in the subject line of your email.

Esteam.AI is an equal-opportunity employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Join us in revolutionizing elementary reading instruction and impacting young learners' literacy skills through innovative technology.

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We are harnessing AI and speech recognition to build novel ways to assess and help children learn to read.