Psychometrician Senior

University Of Kansas Lawrence , KS 66045

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description:
40% - Applies knowledge of statistical procedures and psychometric methods and models (e.g., classical test theory, item response theory, diagnostic classification modeling) to develop, implement and/or oversee operational processes including analyses and quality assurance procedures. Conducts all aspects of operational work related to scoring and reporting including data cleaning, calibration, scoring, quality control, and reporting.
20% - Leads and helps to prepare documentation of operational results, technical reports and manuals. Preparation includes conducting analyses and summarizing results in the documentation.
15% - Designs and conducts validity studies. Designs and implements detailed research projects and analyses
10% - Supports test development teams from psychometric perspectives. Responsibilities include applying knowledge of measurement concepts to inform the test development cycle.
10% - Other duties to support the research and psychometric activities for the project. Other duties may include contributing to proposals for external funding.
5% - Presents to various audiences, including state education agency partners, Technical Advisory Committees, and professional conferences. Some travel may be required for presentations.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in educational measurement, psychometrics, or other closely related field

  • Experience with quantitative analysis in more than one statistical application (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R), including experience writing scripts for analysis

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for technical audiences, as evidenced in written application materials and interview

  • Experience managing multiple priorities and deadlines as evidenced by application materials

  • Experience writing technical reports including results of quantitative analyses

  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills, as evidenced by application materials

  • At least two years of full-time experience working on a large-scale operational assessment program (e.g., state large-scale or district-level assessments)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience writing scripts in R as evidenced in application materials and interview (e.g., building packages, vignettes, etc.)

  • Experience communicating quantitative information to non-technical audiences

  • Strong problem solving skills as evidenced by application materials and interview

  • Three to four years of full-time experience working on a large-scale operational assessment program.

  • Experience supervising the work of other psychometric staff.

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