Psychometrician

Cambium Learning® Group

About the organization

We are Cambium Assessment, a Cambium Learning® Group company.

As the leader in online testing for K-12 state education standards, Cambium Assessment delivers secure, reliable, and scalable assessment solutions that improve student performance while supporting state education accountability. Through proven technology, research-backed psychometrics, and advanced machine learning, our solutions help reduce test time for students while improving educational outcomes.

We’re looking for smart, creative, and enthusiastic individuals to join our innovative team of data and reporting analysts, test and content developers, psychometricians, and project management professionals.

Cambium Assessment is America’s leading K -12 educational assessment entities, currently holding prime contracts for educational testing and scoring in many states and is a national leader in computer based adaptive assessments; a market that is rapidly expanding. To support this expansion, we have a growing advanced psychometrics research and development program that works alongside day-to-day operations resulting in better-designed field tests, more stable calibrations, more accurate equating and linking, and more sophisticated use of the data.

Duties

Responsibilities

The Psychometrician provides statistical analysis and interpretation of results, specifically: • Leads technical operational and research projects. • Ensures quality control of deliverables. • Performs and monitors statistical analyses required for data reporting and interpretation of results • Conducts research and special analyses and contributes to the development of data interpretation materials and publications. • Assists in planning, coordinating and conducting statistical work for assigned area. Accountable for basic statistical design and analysis decisions. • Assists in developing, designing and documenting technical and operational procedures and statistical guidelines • Represents organization's position on technical issues to professional associations and other agencies. • Applies sufficient knowledge of statistical procedures, psychometric methods and statistical programming to work independently on most aspects of statistical analysis work, while receiving instruction and guidance in other aspects.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Statistics, Psychological Measurement, Education Measurement, Psychometrics, or related field with an emphasis on quantitative analysis or psychometrics. • Training in psychometric research and statistics. Examples may include item response theory, scaling and equating, Monte Carlo methods, sample design and computer programming. • Related experience, including assessment systems, sampling theory and item response theory. • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team in a consulting environment. • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills in both written and spoken English. • Excellent computer programming skills, especially with SAS programming.

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