Posted: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:32 AM
Job Requisition ID: 4921
Research Scientists will manage and implement projects involving the development of various K:12 and Clinical Assessment products as well as state and large:district contracts. Research Scientists provide guidance and oversight for all technical aspects of projects, including item and test analyses, DIF analysis, equating, and norms development. Research Scientists are responsible for designing and implementing research studies, guiding and/or performing subsequent data analyses, producing technical reports, making professional presentations, and conducting research related to HMHs philosophy and corporate mission. Strong presentation and communication skills are essential. Computer skills with statistical packages (R, SAS and/or SPSS) are required.
This position is accountable for managing the development and implementation of all psychometric/statistical aspects of assigned test products and state and large:district contracts. The person in this position will be expected to provide leadership for other members of the Measurement Research team and assistance when needed.
:Works with authors and the Director of Research to select those statistical analyses that will best demonstrate the psychometric characteristics of tests. Generate, review, and prepare those statistics for publication.
:Supervise multiple or complex statistical analyses for assigned products and contracts. Evaluate and control quality of statistical output. Select appropriate strategies for solving complex statistical problems.
:Ensure that procedures for meeting test development standards are included in project specifications. Work with authors and HMH staff to ensure that standards are met.
:Respond to questions from staff and customers regarding the technical characteristics of current tests or those under development.
:Recommends procedures for presenting technical characteristics of tests. Evaluate the extent to which product development activities will result in technologically superior products.
:Determines whether projects are progressing according to plans and emerging needs. Decides how to meet new or unusual technical requirements expressed by major customers.
:Develop responses to RFPs based on unique requirements for special projects.
:Maintain familiarity with current professional literature. Contribute to professional literature by writing or co:authoring research papers for presentation and/or publication.
:Manage maintenance activities in support of assigned test products.
:Works with the Director of Research to develop plans for future publishing efforts.
:Serve on project teams, task forces, committees, or other ad hoc groups as assigned.
Education and Experience Required:
:Doctorate in psychometrics, educational measurement, or a related degree
:Seven years experience working in a testing:related field with at least three years as the psychometric lead.
:Alternatively, a Masters Degree (in psychometrics or educational measurement) and extensive experience leading educational measurement and psychometrics (or related industry) will be considered.
:A sound conceptual understanding of educational measurement is essential.
:Qualified candidates must also demonstrate strong communication skills and be able to function independently and collaboratively on research projects with other scientists.
:Ability extensive knowledge gained through experience in test development to prepare project specifications, anticipate implementation problems, and completion of complex test:development projects.
:Knowledge of technical requirements .Test statistics, and APA/AERA Standards and produces analyses that meet all professional standards of test development.
:Ability to adapt test theory for practical applications.
:Ability to use tact and resourcefulness when interacting with authors, staff, and others to achieve Departmental goals.
• Location: Chicago, itasca
• Post ID: 82408102 chicago