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Associate Test Construction and Data Analyst

Pearson Education Amherst, MA
  • Posted: November 06, 2019
  • Full-Time
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world's most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.
 
Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). 

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson offers dynamic teacher licensing and performance assessment solutions. Our custom teacher licensure testing programs are 100 percent aligned to state standards. We also provide a wide variety of teacher licensure testing services such as test development, administration, and scoring. We work in a collaborative environment and are passionate about education.

The Associate Test Construction and Data Analyst works as a member of the Test Construction Group with managers and other team leaders to oversee test form use, construction, and analysis tasks that support the delivery of test forms. Additionally, this team member will work cooperatively with other Pearson departments to support data analysis reporting and systems needs using SAS. This individual is a detail-oriented individual who is responsible for the accurate completion of a diverse range of test form construction and data analysis tasks using complex scheduling and information tracking systems. The Associate Test Construction and Data Analyst works on multiple projects simultaneously and plans and executes assigned tasks in order to meet every deadline.
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Completes initial construction of standard and specialized test forms according to established procedures and statistical parameters

  • Produces and performs quality control checks on test form production and test administration support documents
  • Performs quality control checks on answer keys and equating analyses
  • Develops a working understanding of the inter-relatedness of project components
  • Coordinates post-administration test item analysis activities; conducts data review activities and coordinates accuracy review of individual test items
  • Monitors data analysis request systems and produces quality and timely deliverables
  • Monitors SAS systems request portal and resolves queries in a timely and effective manner
  • Provides general administrative assistance and performs routine maintenance and updating of information tracking systems
  • Works to identify efficiencies and improvements to established processes, procedures, and systems
  • Assists in the development of new processes, procedures, and systems
  • Works cooperatively with other groups and departments to resolve queries and to meet deadlines

Skills/Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in Mathematics, Computer Science, the Social Sciences, or another measurement-related subject; or equivalent educational background and professional experience
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, and computer/internet-based navigation required
  • Proficiency with SAS preferred
  • Excellent analytical ability and attention to detail
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and scheduling skills
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Experience with cooperative efforts and being a team player
  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously

Software

MS Word, MS Excel, and other Windows-based and MS Office products


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Amherst, MA
USA

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