Cognia Psychometric Externship
Cognia (formerly Advanced Education | Measured Progress) is offering a unique externship program for students interested in psychometrics or educational measurement. Cognia will grant up to two (2) externships for students currently working toward their Ph.D. in psychometrics. The program is designed to help students gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of how the theory and practice of psychometrics interact in the activities of Cognia psychometricians, while not having to relocate.
During the 30-week program, the primary focus will be on accomplishing a research project culminating in an NCME or AERA proposal. The research area can be almost any in educational measurement. Areas of research in the past have included: equating, parameter drift, dimensionality estimation, skills diagnosis, standard setting, response time modeling, vertical scaling, and multistage testing.
In general, externs will work closely with our team of psychometricians to further their understanding of how the discipline of psychometrics is applied in a customized educational assessment environment. The program is scheduled to run from January 6, 2019, to July 31, 2019. Externs would work on projects 8-10 hours per week (some weeks more, some less). The program would cover 3 trips to Dover, NH (at program start on January 6, spring break, and a trip for the final presentation in the last week of July). All transportation costs, lodging, and meals will be covered during the trips. Between trips, externs will work with a mentor via Skype. Extern will be loaned a Cognia laptop to facilitate access to Cognia psychometric resources.
Deadline for application: December 11, 2019 - please submit application with two professional or educational references.
Cognia will pay $8000 over the 30-week period covering the externship.Eligibility
Eligible candidates will be enrolled in a doctoral program (i.e. psychometrics, educational measurement, or appropriate discipline) of a fully accredited university/college, with at least two (2) years of full-time postgraduate study leading toward a Ph.D.
Anyone interested in this program should apply via the Cognia Career Center no later than Wednesday, December 11, 2019