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Psychometrician

Reference
1805177
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
San Antonio, TX, 78284, USA
Expiry Date
27/04/2018
Psychometrician Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are al...

Job Description

Psychometrician

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Our Psychometric & Research Services department has one or more job

openings for the Psychometrician positions. Pearson psychometricians

provide the full range of psychometric support to large and small scale custom assessment

programs, as well as develop innovative techniques and processes. We are

looking for candidates with drive and ambition who are seeking to make an

impact as a psychometric practitioner, serving State Departments of Education, certification, and licensing organizations, and large school districts.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advises clients on sound measurement practice - is able to understand the impact of policy and budget on assessment solutions, and vice versa.
  • Effectively expresses both business and scientific communications in written and oral forms, tailoring communication to the audience.
  • Adheres to the principles of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing; other applicable professional standards as dictated by the project assigned.
  • Facilitates professional panel discussions such as standard setting workshops, job task analyses workshops, and item data reviews.
  • Fulfills psychometric analyses including scaling, equating, item and test analyses, test construction (including CAT item pool assembly and configuration).
  • Evaluates item pools for suitability for the purpose of assessment, and advises clients and internal staff on improvement areas.
  • Develops, in collaboration with senior staff, the psychometric procedures appropriate for a specific project.
  • Works with modern item formats (such as technology enhanced) and test designs.
  • Manages schedules and interacts with subject matter experts, technology staff, and program management staff to fulfill psychometric deliverable.
  • Works on a team and follows established processes, is self-driven and able to work independently to fulfill tasks accurately and on time.
  • Travels, as required, to fulfill these responsibilities.

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

  • Doctoral degree in educational measurement, industrial and organizational psychology, a related field from a nationally recognized institution of higher education.
  • At least 1 year full-time experience in the testing industry serving in an equivalent role (education or certification and licensure).

Familiarity with Psychometric Techniques

  • Competent in applied psychometric techniques-including classical test theory, item response theory, test equating, and linking.
  • Has facilitated standard setting meetings and/or job task analysis meetings.
  • Has practical experience with assessment designs and practices such as computer adaptive testing, Bayesian inference networks, or multidimensional IRT.
  • Familiarity with data analysis methods that support assessment (e.g, data forensics) is a plus.
  • Is competent with SAS and/or R, and WINSTEPS. IRT Pro a plus.

Knowledge of Trends in Assessment

  • Is self-motivated to stay up-to-date on various state, national, or international trends in assessments.
  • Is a member of one or more professional organizations (e.g, NCME).

Communication Skills

  • Is able to demonstrate communication skills (oral, written, and business) necessary to function effectively with clients and internal teams.
  • Must be able to effectively write and communicate orally to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Candidates selected for interview must be prepared to provide writing samples and to give a job talk.
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Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-TX-San Antonio

Work Locations: US-TX-San Antonio-19500 Bulverde 19500 Bulverde Road San Antonio 78259

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 2, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1805177

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.