ETS’s Cognitive & Learning Sciences group in the Research & Development division has an opening for a researcher who will contribute to the Mathematics component of the Cognitively Based Assessment of, for, and as Learning (CBAL) initiative. The CBAL initiative is a highly ambitious, long-term research and development activity aimed at creating an innovative system of computer-delivered summative and formative assessment for use in K-12 and other contexts, and advancing understanding of the development of competency in mathematics, English Language Arts, and other disciplines to support, assessment, teaching, and learning. This individual will be the research lead for the Mathematics team, coordinating and contributing to research including, but not limited to, agenda setting, assessment design, prototype development, pilot administration, analysis, and reporting of research results in academic journals. The successful applicant must have expertise in and deep knowledge of current research in mathematics cognition and testing, experience in assessment development, and interest in creating new forms of assessment.
BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Be a part of a cross-functional team of research scientists, test developers, psychometricians, and technology specialists and adhere to the general philosophy and design principles governing the CBAL project
Lead the continuing development of the CBAL mathematics competency model and learning progressions that underlie the design of CBAL mathematics summative and formative assessments
Help to design summative and formative CBAL mathematics assessment prototypes, create specifications for item developers, and contribute to item writing, as appropriate
Oversee the creation of a research agenda to address significant issues related to the implementation of CBAL mathematics assessments
Write proposals for internal and external funding to carry out projects in response to the research agenda
Disseminate theoretical work and empirical findings through frequent presentations at national and international conferences, and through peer-reviewed publications
Work with CBAL leaders, the CBAL math team, and other CBAL staff to meet project goals and objectives
Collaborate with members of the Cognitive & Learning Sciences group to develop principles, methods, and models useful for CBAL and other related assessment projects
A Ph.D. in mathematics with an emphasis on education, or in cognitive science, cognitive, psychology, education, educational psychology or a related field with an emphasis on mathematics.
Eight years of independent research experience providing evidence of continuing and substantial contributions in the area of mathematics and testing is necessary.
Keyword: Research, Math, Cognition, Testing, Assessment
- A record of scientific achievement and publication
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills in both written and spoken English
From: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service - 9 months ago
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