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Manager Research & Psychometric Services

Company: Pearson
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Manager Research & Psychometric Services Honolulu , Hawaii Manager Research & Psychometric Services - ( 2101807 ) Description We are the world's learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people. We are currently seeking an innovative individual for a Senior Research Director position to support the Educational market classroom assessment solutions, most notably, aimswebPlus. AimswebPlus, a leading product within the portfolio, is a universal screening and progress monitoring assessment system for literacy and math. Clinical Assessments, the portfolio's assessment division, is noted for our gold-standard assessment contributions in cognition, memory, neuropsychology, behavior, personality/psychopathology, achievement, occupational therapy, and speech/language pathology. Noted brands include the Wechsler and Kaufman families of products, the BASC and aimswebPlus. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in academic research, and in creating and building assessment solutions for the education market. This position will report to the Director, Education Portfolio Management and Delivery, and can be remote, or based in our San Antonio, TX, or Bloomington, MN offices. RESPONSIBILITIES The Senior Research Director for education portfolio solutions is responsible for working with a team of professionals - Research Directors, Product Managers, Content developers, and Digital Developers - to assist in the development of new assessment solutions. Responsibilities include: Lead research and development efforts for an established RTI/MTSS assessment solution including the development, standardization and implementation of new literacy and math assessment measures. This may include item development, scope, research and data analysis plans, scoring rules, and working with technology to help prototype digital item delivery approaches Collaborate with cross-functional and cross-divisional teams in the development and delivery of new digital assessment solutions Represent Pearson through conference presentations, technical papers, and other scholarly work Provide technical solutions and contribute to proposals to acquire new business Travel expected to be approximately 10%, post pandemic The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is 85k-117k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/ Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Qualifications EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE Doctoral degree in educational measurement or a related field from a nationally recognized institution of higher education Five-Ten years of relevant job experience creating or working on assessment solutions preferred Demonstrated familiarity with Psychometric Techniques including classical test theory, item response theory, test equating, scaling and linking, and standard setting Preference given to candidates with experience with RTI/MTSS assessment systems Self-starter: Ability to work independently Familiarity with software packages and software development processes Knowledge and ability to identify implications of relevant national trends in education on assessment solutions Communication Skills, Technical Presentations, and Client Contact Has strong communication skills (oral, written, and business) to function effectively in a leadership role with internal and external clients and liaise with other national measurement and research/market experts A track record of professional achievement through presentations at professional conferences and publications in professional journals or equivalent Experience engaging with internal and external customers to understand their needs The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $85k-$117k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/ Primary Location : US-RE-Remote Other Locations : US-MN-Bloomington, US-TX-San Antonio If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access this site as a result of your disability, you may request reasonable accommodations by emailing ppsmhr@pearson.com . Please follow the links to "EEO is The Law" , which describes the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability or genetic information, and the "EEO is the Law Supplement" which has additional information for Federal Contractors. The Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision provides applicants and employees notice that Pearson will not discriminate against them for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-workers. Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, disability status, veteran status, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law.

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