American Institutes for Research

  • Psychometrician

    Job Location US-DC
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    United States
  • Overview

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. The Assessment Program at AIR is a well regarded organization that is growing rapidly. We focus on providing our clients with customized assessments that not only measure student achievement against state standards, but also provide meaningful score reports that can help students, parents, and educators address any areas of student weakness. Our environment is fast-paced and requires people at all levels who are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the work done on time while maintaining high quality. We are seeking Psychometricians to join the team in our Washington, DC office.


    The Psychometrician provides statistical analysis and interpretation of results as it applies to the organization’s primary focus and works under limited supervision. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Leads technical operational and research projects. • Ensures quality control of deliverables. • Performs and monitors statistical analyses required for data reporting and interpretation of results under general supervision. • Conducts research and special analyses and contributes to the development of data interpretation materials and publications. • Assists in planning, coordinating and conducting statistical work for assigned area. Accountable for basic statistical design and analysis decisions. • Assists in developing, designing and documenting technical and operational procedures and statistical guidelines for assigned area. • Working under limited supervision, represents organization's position on technical issues to professional associations and other agencies. • Applies sufficient knowledge of statistical procedures, psychometric methods and statistical programming (e.g., SAS) to work independently on most aspects of statistical analysis work, while receiving instruction and guidance in other aspects.


    • Ph.D. in Statistics, Psychological Measurement, Education Measurement, Psychometrics, or related field with an emphasis on quantitative analysis or psychometrics. • Training in psychometric research and statistics. Examples may include item response theory, scaling and equating, Monte Carlo methods, sample design and computer programming. • Related experience, including assessment systems, sampling theory and item response theory. • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team in a consulting environment. • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills in both written and spoken English. • Excellent computer programming skills, especially with SAS programming. *LI-HG1 #CB


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