Explore Career Opportunities with GSV’s world-class sponsor partners





Hadley, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as lead psychometrician on the assigned projects from Pearson offices.

  • Daily psychometric-related consulting, problem-solving, and innovation for the assigned projects.

  • Conduct project planning regularly to make sure all needed psychometric service is provided on time, in good quality, within budget, and to the satisfaction of the internal and external customers.

  • Work closely with the content test development, research field, and IT staff from Pearson offices according to the need.

  • Review and approve all research specs and ensure the most appropriate psychometric procedures and research design are used for the assigned projects.

  • Identify and draft the complete psychometric scope; write detailed data analysis specifications for conducting analyses documented in the scope.

  • Conduct the needed psychometric analysis, such as CTT and IRT analysis, scaling, equating, DIF, factor analysis, regression models, etc.

  • Conduct the needed quality assurance to ensure the quality of all psychometric work for the assigned projects.

  • Provide psychometric support to program staff as needed to ensure they understand the output of the data analysis results and can use them in test development and client discussions.

  • Author, update, review and approve the psychometric-related sections of Technical Manuals and assist Business Development in other technical writing or proposal response supports

  • Conduct research in partnership with and on behalf of our teacher licensure clients, and work with researchers and professional organizations as appropriate.

  • Contribute to innovation by bringing new ideas and testing them


PhD or ABD in psychometrics, educational measurement, or the related fields. Demonstrated experience in several of the following areas: educational assessment, item response theory (IRT); CTT analysis; DIF analysis; scaling; equating; norming; computer adaptive testing (CAT); sampling theory; structural equation modeling; generalizability theory; Bayesian statistics; hierarchical linear modeling; logistic regression, etc.

Excellent SAS programming skills and comfortable with SAS macro and IML. Expertise in other statistical software packages, and programming languages such as: R, Python, Mplus, Amos, FlexMIRT, Winsteps & Facets, Parscale, Multilog, STAN, etc.

At least five years of experience as psychometrician in assessment/test development for a psychological test publishing company or as researcher. Must have good communication skills in English. Knowledge of psychological or educational assessments and the test development process.

As the position can be performed on a remote working basis and requires working with people located in different countries, self-discipline, autonomy, and communication skills are essential. Intellectual openness is essential to find solutions to the constant evolution of assessment practices and to adapt to the changing educational landscape.

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

Note that the information you provide will stay confidential and will be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.


Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 12897