Position: Psychometrics Doctoral Internship (Summer 2023)
The Psychometrics Team supports College Board in serving more than seven million students a year as they prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success. The team provides its internal partners with measurement solutions that set the standard for quality, efficiency, and innovation through operational excellence and research leadership that advances the field of Psychometrics and supports College Board' 's mission of access and equity in Education.
About the Opportunity
The Psychometrics Department is looking for two doctoral summer interns to join the College Board's Psychometrics Internship Program. This will give interns an exciting chance to develop new skills while contributing to an organization committed to transforming Education in America through college readiness for all students. The Intern will engage in a unique opportunity to develop strengths in core skills and obtain real-world work experience. Throughout this internship experience, you will receive mentorship from experienced Psychometricians and contribute to key projects, collaborating with partners across the organization.
Interns will work with two College Board mentors on specific projects, including, but not limited to:
· Reliability for tests with polytomous items with different weights
· Multidimensional response time analysis for test security - Detecting anomalies in response time due to test-taking misbehavior while factoring out construct-irrelevant sources of variance like speededness
· Standard setting methods - Exploratory analysis of cognition and test-taking strategy to improve ALD development
· Improving cut score decisions via machine learning - Using ranking algorithms to improve precision and consistency of cut score decisions in standard setting
· Expanding item parameter drift detection tool into a full R package
· Exploring maximization methods for IRT scoring
· Reporting tool for item analysis system
· Investigation of psychometric qualities of reported subscores or domain scores using both simulated and real data
· Duration: Eight weeks (June 5–July 28, 2022)
· Location: Remote with two REQUIRED one-week on-site residencies at the College Board Psychometrics office in Yardley, PA at the beginning of the internship on June 5-9 and at the end on July 24-28. The College Board will cover travel expenses for the residencies.
· Paid/full-time summer internship
· Hours per week: 40 hours per week
· The application deadline is March 24, 2023. Please submit a resume and cover letter.
· Applicants will be informed about acceptances by April 21, 2023
To be eligible:
· Interns must be full-time doctoral students at an accredited 4‐year university
· A strong preference will be made toward advanced students in the process of completing their dissertations
· Graduate students in psychometrics, measurement, quantitative & mathematical psychology, educational psychology, industrial‐organizational psychology, statistics, or related fields are invited to submit applications
· Experience with statistical software (SAS, SPSS, and/or R) is required, and working knowledge of Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory is desired
· Be able to work the entire internship period, including both on-site periods
· Students must be eligible to be legally employed in the United States (international F1 visa students, please read details below)
About Our Compensation
College Board offers a strong compensation program that attracts top talent looking to make a difference in education. The salary for our Psychometrics Doctoral Internship is $32 per hour for a salary of $10,000 for the program duration. You will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process. As a self-sustaining non-profit organization with global impact, College Board offers a job that matters, a team that cares, and a place to learn, innovate and thrive!