Pearson Psychometrician in Jefferson City, Missouri
The Psychometrician conducts item and test analysis, equating, standard setting, item bank design and analysis, and other psychometric activities. Position plans and conducts original research related to computer based testing and the field of measurement theory.
This position works closely with the Content Development team, and other testing services staff, the Psychometrician performs various tasks as appropriate to ensure the production of quality tests. It impacts the validity and reliability of client deliverables. It promotes the scientific reputation of Pearson VUE through presentation and publication of new and original research at industry conferences and in industry journals.
Manipulate and validate data files.
Scoring: Identify and/or develop the way each test is scored.
Test and Item Analysis: Analyze test and item-level results using appropriate methods.
Equating, linking & scaling of tests.
Item bank maintenance: Work with content development to ensure that item pools meet the needs of the program.
Quality control: Ensures accuracy of tests and test analyses.
Technical Documentation: Produce technical documentation related to item, test and program performance. Produce periodic reports including tables and figures related to program performance.
Under Supervisor or Sr. Psychometrician’s supervision, Planning: Perform initial psychometric program review. Develop a plan that ensures that examination services comply with industry standards for security, validity, reliability, fairness and defensibility. Maintain project plans as appropriate.
Under Supervisor or Sr. Psychometrician’s supervision, Test Design, Generation and Delivery: Develop an appropriate test design including mode of administration, test specifications, and pretest strategy.
Research: Identify research components of customer programs. Develop research proposals; design and implement research projects.
Presentation and Publication: Present theoretical and/or application papers at major conferences. Submit theoretical and/or application papers for publication.
Client Interface: Interacts with clients for job analysis, standard setting, measurement explanations and other appropriate topics
Internal Communication: Work with members of testing services teams, account managers, and other company teams.
Support Software Development: Work with the technology team to define technical specifications for software.
Training and professional development: participate in internal training and individual development of technical skills.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Requires a PhD in Psychometrics, Educational Measurement, or related field; and 1 year of experience in related position, and experience in applied test development, including the construction, processing, analysis, and reporting of large-scale examinations.
Experience in test theory (IRT and Classical).
Experience writing syntax/code for data manipulation and statistical analyses using SAS, R, Python, or SPSS.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledgeable of computer-based test construction and development.
Knowledgeable of databases and item-banking.
Experience with statistical software package(s).
Organizational and project management skills.
Experience summarizing complex technical information and communicating it to a variety of audiences and clients.
Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Experience with research literature, participation in research studies.
Experience with internet and MS Office Suite skills.
20% Travel Required (Domestic and International)
As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only , the range of starting pay for this role is $85,000 - $100,000. This position is not bonus eligible, and information on benefits offered is here.
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Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Organization: Assessment & Qualifications
Req ID: 6930