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The Director of ACT Assessment Programs is responsible for leadership and direction of operational psychometric and research activities related to the ACT and related assessment programs. Lead a team of psychometricians and researchers to support both the operational tasks for existing ACT assessment programs and support the design, development, and launch of new educational assessment products. The Director will review and evaluate the current psychometric methods and work flow processes, make recommendations for transforming those methods and processes to meet future assessment program needs, and oversee the transformation of psychometric and research methods and processes. Areas of responsibility include test construction, field test design and item analysis, equating design and analysis, score comparability research, research on response processes, and technical documentation. The Director will incorporate process data (e.g. response time, eye-tracking, log file data) into psychometric procedures to support adaptive and personalized assessment solutions. The Director will also actively support modernization efforts by providing input to technology teams and data engineering teams on capabilities needed for test delivery and scoring as well as data outputs and formats for analysis for both paper based and digital assessments.
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