American Institutes for Research

  • Director, Psychometrics

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Program : Country/Continent (Full Name)
    United States
    Pos. Category
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Do you want to be a part of something innovative and cutting edge? If your answer is yes, then join our team of more than a hundred data and reporting analysts, test and content developers, psychometricians, and project management professionals that are smart, creative and excited about the impact they are making on students’ education around the nation. Cambium Assessment is a national leader in computer based adaptive assessments.


    The Director of Psychometrics will provide oversight of the technical quality of educational assessment and analysis activities, specifically: • Leads multiple technical operational and research projects • Plans, coordinates, and performs statistical analysis for basic and complex project or work assignments. • Represents organization's position on technical issues to clients, external boards and panels, professional associations, and other agencies. • Conducts standard settings meetings with clients and other AIR teams • Works independently on most phases of statistical and/or psychometric analysis and provides guidance to less experienced statisticians/psychometricians. • Provides guidance and oversight to project staff on technical aspects of their work. • Accountable for basic and complex statistical design and analysis decisions such as variance estimations (weighting), sample design, statistical modeling, and psychometrics. • Ensures quality control of deliverables. • Designs, develops and documents technical and operational procedures and statistical guidelines for assigned area. • Assists with project development and monitors project budgets. • Applies advanced knowledge of statistical procedures, psychometric methods and their applications and statistical programming (e.g., SAS).


    • Ph.D. in Statistics, Education Measurement, Psychometrics, Psychological Measurement, or related field with an emphasis on quantitative analysis or psychometrics. • Advanced training in psychometric research and statistics including item response theory, scaling and equating, Monte Carlo methods, sample design and computer programming. • 10+ years of increasingly responsible professional experience, including experience with assessment systems, sampling theory and item response theory. • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team in a consulting environment. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 


    Cambium Assessment is one of America’s leading K -12 educational assessment entities, currently holding prime contracts for educational testing and scoring in many states. We offer superior technology and next-generation questions making our tests valid, innovative, and informative. Our tests are able to collect more information on what each student knows and can do in the same amount of time as a traditional test – thus freeing up teachers to teach and students to learn.





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