CAL Classification: Research Associate
Program Area: PreK-12 ELL Assessment
Salary: $59,500 - $74,500
Hours Per Week: 35 hrs/wk (full time)
Position Available: Immediately
Under the guidance of the lead Psychometrician, conduct psychometric and statistical analyses on data from a variety of language assessments and other instruments. Conduct research on psychometric issues related to language testing. Work as a member of various multi-disciplinary teams to create and maintain large datasets. Provide quantitative and research methodology guidance to other researchers at CAL.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
As part of a multidisciplinary team, the Psychometrician is responsible for designing psychometric analyses of test performances; conducting psychometric analyses related to test construction, validity, reliability, equating, and scoring; preparing technical reports; developing, maintaining, and applying quality control procedures; providing quantitative guidance to professional research staff at CAL; and coordinating external quantitative resources on behalf of the organization.
- Under guidance of the lead Psychometrician, design and conduct psychometric analyses for ACCESS for ELLs® and other WIDA Consortium-related projects
- Conduct and document psychometric, and statistical analyses
- Investigate, evaluate and report on new approaches to conducting psychometric analyses
- Support and monitor quality control procedures related to quantitative analyses, from data cleaning to the final report, ensuring the reliability and integrity of results
- Produce written reports and technical documentation, such as the Annual Technical Report on WIDA ACCESS for ELLs®
- Assist CAL projects with psychometric issues as requested
- Under the guidance of the lead Psychometrician, conduct special projects for the WIDA Consortium as requested
- Other responsibilities as assigned
- PhD in educational or psychological measurement and statistics, psychometrics, educational psychology or a closely related filed and 2+ years of experience; or, Masters Degree in a field described above and 10 years of experience.
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- Flexibility and ability to consistently meet deadlines
- Excellent attention to detail and strong work ethic
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
IF INTERESTED, SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER:
Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859
ATTN: Human Resources Coordinator, Recruitment 13-10
Attn: Recruitment 13-10
CAL offers a comfortable work environment with competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. We are conveniently located two blocks from the Tenleytown/AU Metro Station on the Red Line.
The Center for Applied Linguistics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or any other reason not related to employment.
In accordance with USCIS regulations, all successful applicants will be required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the United States.