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Position objective: ACT is looking for a seasoned measurement professional to join our Assessment Transformation team. The Assessment Transformation team has as its mission to lead the research, design, and development of next generation assessments that facilitate adaptability and personalization by leveraging digital technologies, new measurement models, and digital data sources. This position will independently: provide psychometric support including test construction, field test design and item analysis, equating design and analysis, and score comparability research; incorporate the use of process data (e.g. response time, eye-tracking, log file data) to enhance assessment modeling and support for adaptive/personalized assessment feedback; conduct cognitive labs to provide validity evidence for response processes; conduct research on next generation psychometric models at scale.
Typical work-related activities include:
For Senior Research Scientist:
For Principal Research Scientist:
Demonstrated experience working with IRT software packages including Bilog, FlexMIRT, Winsteps, etc.