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Pearson Manager Research & Psychometric Services in Albany, New York

Manager Research & Psychometric Services - ( 2101807 )


We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

We are currently seeking an innovative individual for a Senior Research Director position to support the Educational market classroom assessment solutions, most notably, aimswebPlus. AimswebPlus, a leading product within the portfolio, is a universal screening and progress monitoring assessment system for literacy and math. Clinical Assessments, the portfolio’s assessment division, is noted for our gold-standard assessment contributions in cognition, memory, neuropsychology, behavior, personality/psychopathology, achievement, occupational therapy, and speech/language pathology. Noted brands include the Wechsler and Kaufman families of products, the BASC and aimswebPlus.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in academic research, and in creating and building assessment solutions for the education market. This position will report to the Director, Education Portfolio Management and Delivery, and can be remote, or based in our San Antonio, TX, or Bloomington, MN offices.


The Senior Research Director for education portfolio solutions is responsible for working with a team of professionals – Research Directors, Product Managers, Content developers, and Digital Developers – to assist in the development of new assessment solutions. Responsibilities include:

  • Lead research and development efforts for an established RTI/MTSS assessment solution including the development, standardization and implementation of new literacy and math assessment measures. This may include item development, scope, research and data analysis plans, scoring rules, and working with technology to help prototype digital item delivery approaches

  • Collaborate with cross-functional and cross-divisional teams in the development and delivery of new digital assessment solutions

  • Represent Pearson through conference presentations, technical papers, and other scholarly work

  • Provide technical solutions and contribute to proposals to acquire new business

  • Travel expected to be approximately 10%, post pandemic

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is 85k-117k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



  • Doctoral degree in educational measurement or a related field from a nationally recognized institution of higher education

  • Five-Ten years of relevant job experience creating or working on assessment solutions preferred

  • Demonstrated familiarity with Psychometric Techniques including classical test theory, item response theory, test equating, scaling and linking, and standard setting

  • Preference given to candidates with experience with RTI/MTSS assessment systems

  • Self-starter: Ability to work independently

  • Familiarity with software packages and software development processes

  • Knowledge and ability to identify implications of relevant national trends in education on assessment solutions

Communication Skills, Technical Presentations, and Client Contact

  • Has strong communication skills (oral, written, and business) to function effectively in a leadership role with internal and external clients and liaise with other national measurement and research/market experts

  • A track record of professional achievement through presentations at professional conferences and publications in professional journals or equivalent

  • Experience engaging with internal and external customers to understand their needs

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $85k-$117k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Other Locations : US-MN-Bloomington, US-TX-San Antonio

Work Locations :



Job : Professional Development

Organization : Assessments Clinical

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Manager

Shift : Day Job

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting : Feb 5, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2101807