Psychometrician - Office of Assessment Evaluation and Outcomes, School of Medicine (Senior Instructor) - 18263
University of Colorado – School of Medicine
Psychometrician (Senior Instructor)
The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.
The University of Colorado School of Medicine’s (CUSOM) Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Outcomes (AEO) has an opening for a full-time Psychometrician.
The Psychometrician will support the newly formed Office of AEO as the CUSOM embarks on a substantial and innovative curriculum reform in 2021. Under the leadership and supervision of the Director of AEO, this position will assist with implementing a comprehensive program of assessment and evaluating the new curriculum and its outcomes, with a heavy emphasis on data analysis.
Examples of Work Performed
- Assist with the design and development of a systematic and ongoing program of assessment for the new curriculum.
- Select and apply psychometric models to evaluate various types of assessment data, including, but not limited to, classical test theory, generalizability theory, and item response theory family models.
- Create and manage relational databases to quickly access, connect, and analyze assessment and student data.
- Support the organization and maintenance of high-quality data in the Student Data Warehouse, and conduct statistical analyses of the data to support educational research or quality improvement efforts.
- Conduct advanced statistical analyses and develop new measures to help identify at-risk students.
- Assist with the maintenance of a student “Dashfolio” that tracks and reports individual student performance across the curriculum.
- Ensure quality control of assessment data, analyses, and results reporting.
- Support tracking, collection, and reporting of student performance data in meeting LCME accreditation requirements and the accreditation efforts of other CU campuses.
- Collaborate with and provide guidance to AEO staff on technical aspects of their work.
- Document technical and operational procedures as relates to scoring and other assessment activities.
- Support faculty development opportunities in assessment, including, but not limited to, assisting with facilitation of blueprinting, item writing, and standard setting workshops.
- Assist with research and scholarship initiatives designed to improve student educational outcomes, including preparation of reports, white papers, and journal articles.
- Support other data analysis and research efforts for the department, Office of Medical Education, and CUSOM students, staff, and faculty.