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Law School Admissions Council, Inc. Measurement Scientist in Newtown, Pennsylvania

LSAC is a not-for-profit corporation devoted to promoting and furthering the quality, access, and fairness of the law school admission process by providing core products and services to law school candidates and law schools in the United States and throughout the world. LSAC’s mission is to promote quality, access, and equity in law and education worldwide by supporting individuals’ enrollment journeys and providing pre-eminent assessment, data, and technology services.

Summary of Position:

The Measurement Scientist will plan, direct, conduct, and monitor psychometric analyses in support of LSAC’s Assessments products. The person in this position serves as a psychometric consultant to numerous LSAC stakeholders, offering guidance and information on psychometric best practices, including but not limited to test validity, reliability, scoring, and optimal designs. The Measurement Scientist also serves as a technical advisor on psychometric and logistical issues to ensure timely and accurate score release.

  • Perform or oversee data collection design, item analysis, calibration, equating, linking and scaling, scoring, and generating technical or summary reports while effecting the highest levels of quality control.

  • Perform or oversee specialized psychometric analyses such as differential item functioning, item drift, fit, and dimensionality analysis.

  • Plan, coordinate, and supervise implementation of assessment psychometric activities, ensuring accuracy, consistency, integrity, and quality throughout all phases of the process.

  • Monitor the statistical methodologies and results related to assessment administrations and propose modifications and enhancements to both psychometric and test development activities as appropriate.

  • Provide professional psychometric guidance and consultation to both internal and external stakeholders both routinely and on an ad hoc basis.

  • Explain and advise other staff members regarding statistical and psychometric issues, theories, or best practices.

  • On a limited basis, and after obtaining approval from management, conduct limited applied psychometric research in support of specific Assessments goals.

  • Doctoral degree in psychometrics, educational measurement, educational psychology, or a psychometrics-related quantitative field required. Coursework in psychometrics and statistics required.

  • Knowledge of psychometric measurement theory and practice including, but not limited to, validity, reliability, Item Response Theory, and Classical Test Theory.

  • Minimum of one year of experience in an operational psychometric or statistical environment.

  • Ability to program in SAS, BILOG-MG, or other appropriate software as needed, or willingness to learn quickly.

  • Knowledge of advanced statistical and analytical methods to support investigations into new products or augmentation of existing products.

  • Possesses significant knowledge of linking, scaling, equating and related psychometric methods.

  • Provides objective psychometric solutions to Assessments stakeholders

  • Provides timely feedback to Assessments leadership on ongoing initiatives

  • Possesses knowledge of psychometric software (e.g., Winsteps, BILOG-MG)

  • Exercises a continual learning mindset to ensure up-to-date skills.

  • Exercises sound judgment and ethical conduct independent of direct supervision

  • Must be diplomatic, self-motivated, resourceful, and flexible

  • Demonstrates ability to handle a heavy and varied workload

  • Exercises significant vigilance regarding data confidentiality

  • Demonstrates thought leadership

  • Exercises a positive attitude and demeanor

  • Approaches problems proactively to prevent future issues

  • Excellent team player who excels at positive, effective cross-disciplinary collaboration

LSAC actively seeks to foster greater levels of diversity in our workforce and in our pipeline of future leaders. We are committed to attract and retain candidates who have a passion for their work and encourage all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, LGBTQ, and individuals with a disability, to apply. LSAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Code: LSAC0360

External Company Name: Law School Admission Council

External Company URL: www.lsac.org

Street: 662 Penn Street

Remote work arrangements will be considered for this position: Yes

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