Salary $90,000 a year
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Full job description
Accessible teaching, learning and assessment systems (atlas) promotes learning and improved outcomes for all students and their educatorsOur primary focus is supporting students with disabilities and struggling learnersWe create technology-based learning and assessment systems that are accessible and academically rigorous.
We specialize in map-based learning systems, informed by research on skill development, assessment design, and teacher professional developmentEvery program and project in our diverse portfolio of operational and grant-funded research strategically aligns with our student- and educator-focused missionOur work is also supported by multiple strategic partnerships with organizations that share our focus and commitment to quality learning experiences for all students.
In addition to grant-funded research projects, atlas develops and delivers state assessmentsOur largest assessment system is the dynamic learning maps® (dlm®) alternate assessment systemDlm alternate assessments are designed to assess students with the most significant cognitive disabilities in english language arts, mathematics, and scienceWe also offer custom social studies alternate assessmentsOur broader state assessments include the kansas assessment program and the kansas english language proficiency assessment.
As an organization, atlas is committed to creating policies and practices that foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment in which all employees feel they belong and can succeed.
Atlas is seeking a psychometrician to support the operational psychometric work for a k-12 large scale assessment program, including a statewide general education summative assessment, interim assessment, and an english language proficiency assessment, as well as assessments to support high school stem coursesResponsibilities include statistical tasks such as cleaning data, managing data sets, and running descriptive and inferential statistics; psychometric tasks such as item and test analysis, calibration, equating and scaling, differential item functioning, and standard setting; using classical and irt psychometric models to analyze large-scale assessment data; performing quality assurance checks on analysis and reports; collecting reliability and validity evidence; preparing technical documents; presenting to the technical advisory committees and other duties as assigned.
At least one year of full-time equivalent experience working on a large-scale operational assessment is required.
Ku offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 72 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and state of kansas discounts offered by various vendorsKu also offers employees educational and professional development opportunitiesKu is a great place to work! see benefits.ku.edu for more details.
50% ：use various types of psychometric models to analyze large-scale assessment dataConducts all aspects of operational work related to scoring and reporting including data cleaning, key validation, calibration, equating, scoring, quality control, and reportingProduces item and test analyses and summary data tables for use in technical documentationPerforms other psychometric tasks including differential item function and data analysis for standard setting.
30% ：prepare technical documents, reports, and manuals
10% ：present to various audiences, including state education agency partners, technical advisory committees, and at professional conferences.
5% ：propose detailed research designs and psychometric analyses for new projectsConduct research under the supervision of senior staff.
5% ：other duties to support the research and psychometrics team
This position will require attendance at regularly scheduled meetings, onsite or through telecommunication platforms.
This position allows for a telework or hybrid work location for well-qualified candidatesA telework position may be required to travel up to four times per year.
Doctoral degree in educational measurement, psychometrics, or other closely related field
At least one year of full-time equivalent experience working on a large-scale operational assessment program (e.g., state large-scale or district-level assessments)
Experience with quantitative analysis and coding in r
Experience applying classical and irt psychometric models such as item and test analysis, calibration, equating, scoring, and scaling.
Experience writing technical reports including results of quantitative analyses.
Effective oral and written communication skills for technical audiences, as evidenced in written application materials and interview
Experience managing multiple priorities and deadlines, including adapting in response to changes in work priorities and processes, as evidenced in application
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills, as evidenced by application materials
Experience with quantitative analysis in multiple irt and other statistical software (e.g., irtpro, flexmirt, conquest, r, spss, sas)
Extensive experience writing scripts in r as evidenced in application materials and interview (e.g., building packages, vignettes, etc.)
Excellent technical writing skills
Experience communicating quantitative information to non-technical audiences
Strong problem-solving skills as evidenced by application materials and interview
Additional candidate instructions
A complete application includes:
Letter detailing your professional experiences that align with the required and preferred qualifications
Names and contact information for three professional references.
Only complete applications will be considered.
Review of applications begins on 7/20/22 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicantsTo ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.
Contact information to applicants
Cynthia perez email@example.com
Advertised salary range
Minimum $90,000, commensurate with experience
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