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Assessment Development Scientist

Company: American Nurses Association
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) credentials both organizations and individuals who advance nursing. Whether you want to boost your career prospects or achieve international recognition for your health care organization, do not settle for less than the recognized authority in nursing credentialing.

The Assessment Development Scientist will ensure validity, reliability, and psychometric soundness of all certification programs, including exams, portfolio programs, and certificate programs. Conducts national job analyses; trains raters; and examines certificate programs. Supports item and test development, monitors item functioning and psychometric properties of forms, and facilitates standard setting meetings.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Plan and conduct national job analyses as the basis for valid, reliable, and legally defensible ANCC certification exams, portfolio programs, and certificate programs. Coordinate with colleagues and content experts to enable recruitment and selection of volunteers. Facilitate focus groups; develop, administer, and analyze surveys; and facilitate linkage exercises and analyze data. Develop resulting task lists, knowledge and skills lists, and test blueprints (i.e., test content outlines).
  • Plan and conduct meetings with content expert panels to facilitate item writing, reviews, and updates. Coordinate with ANCC colleagues and content experts to enable recruitment and selection of experts; facilitate meetings; prepare meeting materials and review materials prepared by ANCC colleagues; and provide post-meeting summary reports to department leadership.
  • Provide psychometric services. Monitor and evaluate item and exam performance. Perform statistical analyses and review psychometric properties of the assessments. Provide ANCC colleagues with psychometric support to facilitate item writing, reviews, and updates.
  • Prepare comprehensive, summary, and other statistical reports that meet accreditation standards. Document in comprehensive (i.e., technical) reports supporting literature, methodology, and results from job analyses and standard setting meetings. Coordinate with ANCC colleagues and vendors to develop reports documenting item functioning and exam performance.
  • Oversee exam field testing and development of final forms. Coordinate with ANCC colleagues, content experts, and vendors to enable recruitment and selection of volunteers, form building, test administration, data analysis, and exam evaluation.
  • Ensure compliance with industry best practice and accreditation requirements of ANCC certification programs. Ensure all ANCC assessment development and psychometric practices are documented and consistently applied. Maintain all necessary documentation in support of ISO accreditation requirements.

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ANA

  • Master's degree or equivalent in industrial-organizational (I/O) psychology, testing and measurement, psychometrics, research and statistics, or related field.
  • Three years of full-time professional experience, with minimum one year of project management and two years of assessment development, job analysis, psychometrics, or equivalent.
  • Skills in the following areas:
  • Test construction, development of alternative items, and test validation
  • Job analysis; research design and completion, survey development and administration, and data analysis; meeting facilitation
  • Use of office computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS);
  • Writing technical reports.

Keywords: American Nurses Association, Silver Spring , Assessment Development Scientist, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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