About this role….
In the Psychometrics Manager position, you will be responsible for managing a team of research scientists and statistical analysts. You must have experience in knowing when (a) to provide guidance to project teams in completing their work and acquiring skills, with special attention to working with and mentoring junior staff and (b) allowing senior staff to work independently and lead work.
This position requires proactive problem-solving skills, ability to escalate issues appropriately, an ability to dig in and get work done, in-depth knowledge of classical and item response testing theory, argument-based claims for test scores, operational leadership experience with a variety of assessment types and proposal development, strong internal cross-functional communication and external customer communication, mentorship and presentation skills, and an understanding of the intersection of educational policy and psychometrics.
About the Psychometric Solutions team….
The team provides psychometric services for NWEA’s products and state contracts. These services include providing input on test development; conducting weekly item review for MAP Growth; completing linking studies to connect MAP Growth scores to state summative assessments; planning and leading standard settings to establish cut scores; conducting data analyses to ensure an assessment’s validity, reliability, and fairness; and developing technical documentation of designs and processes for existing and new summative state assessments.
Traits for success…
Education and experience…
NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K–12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. Our tools are trusted by educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.
What we can offer you….
At NWEA we not only offer a competitive base salary, we offer a 15%contribution of eligible employees’ base salary to a defined contribution 403(b) retirement savings plan; career development opportunities; an awesome work culture and environment; we also offer industry-leading benefits and perks that are focused on supporting our employees’ holistic wellbeing. To learn more about what we can offer more, click here.
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