The College Board, the national educational organization, is conducting a search for a Psychometrician who will provide psychometric support for SAT and other assessments. This position will preferably be located in a College Board office with New York and Newtown, PA being primary locations.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Conduct equating and scaling analyses, test- and item-level analyses, rater reliability studies, generalizability analyses, item field tests, differential item functioning (DIF) analyses, item calibration, and standard setting studies with respect to paper-and-pencil and computer-adaptive tests.
- Implement IRT psychometric procedures as appropriate within the context of test development and/or research.
- Evaluate the appropriateness of psychometric procedures and the efficacy of psychometric-based research conducted by research scientists within and external to the College Board.
- Work closely with College Board staff to develop and maintain a body of research to support and validate College Board assessments.
- Provide interpretative, written support for research findings on psychometric issues for colleges and universities that use College Board assessments.
- Contribute to the development of technical portions of College Board assessment programs and other program publications.
- Prepare program reports – statistical and descriptive reports.
- Assist in designing plans for item pool replenishment.
- Work with the ACCUPLACER Program and R&D to support new products.
- Make professional contributions through publications, presentations, and participation in professional organizations.
- Proactively work to provide client satisfaction.
Doctorate in educational measurement, psychometrics, or a related field is required. Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired. Experience in a research and testing organization is desired. All levels of work experience considered, new Ph.D. to 10+ years of experience.
Related Skills & Other Requirements:
- Demonstrated abilities to design and conduct research studies, psychometric procedures, and statistical analyses are essential.
- Demonstrated experience in IRT item calibration.
- Demonstrated experience with computer adaptive testing.
- Project management experience is essential.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including public speaking, interpersonal and public relations skills, and writing and editing skills are essential.
- Demonstrated mastery of up-to-date technology associated with complex databases and statistical analyses (e.g., SAS, SPSS) is required.
- Demonstrated mastery of item calibration software (e.g., BILOG, LOGIST, PARSCALE) is required.
- Experience using complex databases is essential.
- Demonstrated ability to assume responsibility and set priorities.
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
We offer our employees an outstanding benefits package which includes 4 weeks of paid time off, a generous retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement and ongoing professional development and training.
If you are interested in joining the College Board in this position and you meet our qualifications, we encourage you to apply by visiting our Careers page at www.collegeboard.org/careers . Please search for the job title and submit your resume with a brief, introductory cover letter.
The College Board’s mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. We are a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Among our best-known products are the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and Advanced Placement Program®.
The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required. Please understand that only qualified applicants will be contacted.
The College Board - 2 years ago
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