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The Director of Next Generation Assessments will provide leadership and direction in developing, implementing and managing a research agenda which integrates the most recent findings from psychometrics, the learning sciences, principled assessment design, and educational data mining in support of ACT’s mission, strategic direction, and products. The Director will lead a team to evaluate models appropriate for working with complex and multidimensional data structures and which support real time personalized and adaptive feedback. The Director will leverage their experience with educational assessment design to bring to scale a range of state of the science solutions within psychometrics and assessment design pulling from theories and methods such as learning progressions, Evidence Centered Design (ECD), Multidimensional Item Response Theory (MIRT), Cognitive Diagnostic Models (CDM), Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT), Bayesian Inference Networks (BIN), Response Time Modeling (RTM), Automated Item Generation (AIG), and Computational Psychometrics. This position is tasked with taking (and identifying) applicable foundational research, from the advanced psychometrics group in ACTNext and other sources inside or outside of ACT, and turning it into production ready methodology and software, and facilitating its use and implementation in actual products/projects.
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Starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits and work environment.