Educational Testing Services
(3 positions)

Measurement Statisticians

Fulltime (Princeton, New Jersey)

The position of Measurement Statistician in the Statistics and Research Division involves directing, planning, and conducting statistical activities for large-scale paper and computer-based testing programs. This includes developing score interpretation materials and testing program publications through the application of statistical methods and indices.  Measurement Statisticians provide statistical programming in support of special analyses related to testing program work and are responsible for score equating using classical test theory or item response theory; performing and interpreting
data analyses (e.g., item analyses, reliability analyses, and differential item functioning analyses); and for other statistical and psychometric routines.  Individuals also perform research in innovative assessment techniques and run data analysis routines using statistical software packages.

REQ'S FOR JR. LEVEL POSITION: A doctorate (or A.B.D. but must anticipate receiving doctoral degree within 6 months of hire) in educational or psychological measurement and statistics, educational psychology or a closely related field. Candidates must have at least one year of experience in educational measurement, applied statistics, or teaching.  Experience may be gained through doctoral studies.  In lieu of a doctoral degree, a master's degree with at least three years of experience is also acceptable.

REQ'S FOR MID-LEVEL POSITION: A doctoral degree in educational or psychological measurement and statistics, educational psychology, or a closely related field with at least three years of experience in an applied measurement or statistical analysis environment is required.  In lieu of a doctoral degree, a master's degree with at least six years of experience is also acceptable.

Experience or education for both junior and mid-level positions must include applying and interpreting psychometric methods in at least two of the following areas:  item analysis, factor analysis, scaling, equating, standard setting and/or item calibration.  Candidates must also have experience in applying statistical procedures; application of classical test theory and item response theory; and use of statistical software packages.

Send resume, including salary requirements, to:

Eric Waxman
Educational Testing Service
Rosedale Road, MS 05-D
Princeton, NJ 08541
E-mail: job6@ets.org
Fax: (609) 497-6022



Research Scientist Position (Large-Scale Assessment and Psychometric Research)

Fulltime (Princeton, New Jersey)

Educational Testing Service, an international leader in the field of educational measurement, has a junior-level Research Scientist opening in the Center for Large-Scale Assessment, part of the Statistics and Research Division.  The Research Scientist will be involved in the design and direction of complex scientific studies that arise in the context of large-scale assessments such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress. This position involves both working individually and in teams and contributing to the planning for and the development of new products and services to education and assessment.  It also includes co-directing analyses and psychometric or evaluation consulting on a broad range of
problems throughout the organization, as well as maintaining an active program of basic and/or applied research.

* A doctoral degree in psychometrics, quantitative psychology, or statistics with an interest in applications to large-scale assessment and psychometric research.
* Specific knowledge in at least one of the following areas:  IRT scaling, equating, complex sampling, design of complex instruments, missing data methodology, or differential item functioning procedures.
* The ability to communicate effectively with the general public and experts in public policy, test development and reporting of results, as well as statisticians, psychometricians and computer programmers.
* The ability to contribute to theory and/or practice of statistical and psychometric procedures applicable to educational assessment.

Please send resume, including salary requirements, to:

Eric Waxman
Educational Testing Service
Rosedale Road, MS 05-D
Princeton, NJ 08541
E-mail: job6@ets.org
Fax: (609) 497-6022

 



Research Scientists- The Center for Measurement Models Research

Fulltime (Princeton, New Jersey)

The Center for Measurement Models Research, part of the Statistics and Research Division, at Educational Testing Service is seeking outstanding junior- to senior-level research scientists with the following qualifications: a  Ph.D. in psychometrics, quantitative psychology, or statistics with an interest in applications to psychometric research.  Staff
in the Center for Measurement Models explore, develop, apply, and refine measurement models for immediate and future use for a wide range of assessments and products. Candidates who have interests, expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas are especially welcomed: item response theory, factor analysis, structural equation modeling,
multidimensional scaling, hierarchical linear models, application of modern statistical methods of estimation with applications to testing and assessment.

The ability to report research results and to communicate effectively with the general public, public policy makers and test and other product developers is important for these positions. These positions require the ability to work in teams and to contribute to the planning for and the development of new products and services to education and assessment,
co-directing analyses, and psychometric consulting on a broad range of problems throughout the organization, as well as maintaining an active program of basic and/or applied research. Evidence of independent research experience is required, as well as evidence of scholarly work such as published research in the standard psychometric and research journals.

Please send resume, including salary requirements, to:

Eric Waxman
Educational Testing Service
Rosedale Road, MS 05-D
Princeton, NJ 08541
E-mail: job6@ets.org
Fax: 609-497-6022

Come Grow with Educational Testing Service. We are the oldest, largest, fastest-growing and best educational assessment and educational research organization in the U.S. We develop and administer achievement, occupational, and admission tests for clients in education, government, and business. ETS offers competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, a stimulating work environment, and attractive growth potential.  ETS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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