American Institutes for Research

  • Psychometrician

    Job Location US-DC-Washington, DC
    Job ID
    11117
    Job Location
    United States
    Category
    Psychometrics/Statistics
  • Overview

    AIR Assessment is one of America’s leading K -12 educational assessment entities, currently holding prime contracts for educational testing and scoring in many states and is a national leader in computer based adaptive assessments; a market that is rapidly expanding. To support this expansion, we have a growing advanced psychometrics research and development program that works alongside day-to-day operations resulting in better-designed field tests, more stable calibrations, more accurate equating and linking, and more sophisticated use of the data.

    We are currently seeking a Psychometrician to join our Assessment team in Washington, D.C.

    Responsibilities

    The Psychometrician provides statistical analysis and interpretation of results, specifically:

    • Leads technical operational and research projects. • Ensures quality control of deliverables. • Performs and monitors statistical analyses required for data reporting and interpretation of results • 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 • Represents organization's position on technical issues to professional associations and other agencies. • Applies sufficient knowledge of statistical procedures, psychometric methods and statistical programming to work independently on most aspects of statistical analysis work, while receiving instruction and guidance in other aspects.

    Qualifications

    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.


    Assessment is one of America’s leading K -12 educational assessment entities, currently holding prime contracts for educational testing and scoring in many states. AIR Assessment is a national leader in computer based adaptive assessments; a market that is rapidly growing. 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.

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    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

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