Psychometrician - 11530BR

Psychometrician

Department: 
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

ATLAS is seeking a Psychometrician to support the research and psychometric activities of the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) alternate assessment system and other ATLAS projects. Responsibilities include statistical tasks such as cleaning data, managing data sets, and running descriptive and inferential statistics; performing quality assurance checks on analysis and reports; preparing technical documents; presenting to the consortium’s Technical Advisory Committee and other duties as assigned.

Job Description

40% - Performs psychometric tasks including item and test analysis, differential item functioning, and standard setting. Uses many types of psychometric models to analyze large-scale assessment data. Produces item analyses and summary data tables for use in technical documentation. Conducts all aspects of operational work related to scoring and reporting including data cleaning, calibration, scoring, quality control, and reporting.

20% - Prepare technical reports and related documents

15% - Propose detailed research designs and ideas for operational procedures. Conduct research under the supervision of a senior-level psychometrician.

15% - Other duties to support the research and psychometric activities for the project

10% - Present to various audiences, including consortium state education agency partners, Technical Advisory Committees, and professional conferences.

Required Qualifications

  1. Doctoral degree in educational measurement, psychometrics, or other closely related field
  2. Experience with quantitative analysis in more than one statistical application (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R), including experience writing scripts for analysis
  3. At least one year of full-time experience working on a large-scale operational assessment program (e.g., state large-scale or district-level assessments)
  4. Effective oral and written communication skills for technical audiences, as evidenced in written application materials and interview
  5. Experience managing multiple priorities and deadlines, including adapting in response to changes in work priorities and processes, as evidenced in application
  6. Detail oriented with strong organizational skills, as evidenced by application materials

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience writing technical reports including results of quantitative analyses
  2. Extensive experience writing scripts in R as evidenced in application materials and interview (e.g., building packages, vignettes, etc.)
  3. Experience communicating quantitative information to non-technical audiences
  4. Strong problem solving skills as evidenced by application materials and interview
  5. Two to three years of full-time experience working on a large-scale operational assessment program.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes online application, vita, cover letter highlighting qualifications and including specific examples of experience, contact information for four professional references, and technical writing sample. Only complete applications will be considered.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Application review begins April 15, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

Victoria King, kingv@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum $57,060; Commensurate with experience

Application Review Begins

15-Apr-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
11530BR
Department:
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
15-Apr-2018
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