• Researcher

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    United States
  • Overview

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. We pride ourselves in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.

    AIR’s Research and Evaluation area is seeking a Researcher to join our team. The Researcher contributes to the development of statistics about education that inform the discussion, debate and planning of decision-makers at national, state, and local levels through a contract with the National Center for Education Statistics. Our work includes survey and assessment design, the development of questionnaires and test items, analysis of assessment and survey data, creating research data files and data documentation.


    Supports the development, review, and reporting of survey and assessment data for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), and the Teaching and Learning International Study (TALIS)

    Contributes to the research on large-scale assessment methodology. Supports the review, evaluation, and improvement of large-scale assessment operations.

    Contributes to the research regarding international comparisons of education through analysis of TIMSS, PISA, PIRLS, and TALIS.

    Contributes for the research regarding comparisons among the large-scale assessments including NAEP, PISA, TIMSS, and PIRLS.

    Provides written and oral presentation on research questions, findings, and potential impact of research.

    Contributes to research and reporting teams; includes advising and guiding junior analysts and reporting and informing more senior analysts.


    Experience in working with, analyzing, and publishing results from large-scale survey and assessment data with complex sampling;
    PhD in education measurement, education policy, or other related social sciences field;
    Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
    Sophisticated experience with statistical software packages such as R, SAS, Stata, HLM, or Mplus.



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