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psychometrics

[¦sī·kə¦me·triks]
(psychology)
The mathematical and statistical treatment of psychological data.
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Like most psychometricians, Catherine works with subject-matter experts to identify what a test taker should know to be competent in a particular discipline.
This is necessary to ensure that the assessment is useful for instruction (what psychometricians call instructional or consequential validity).
With all respect for the wisdom of judges, teachers' union officials, school choice activists, real estate agents, and all the others who have strong opinions about testing, we thought it might be enlightening to listen to what educators, psychometricians, and learning specialists have to say.
While some geneticists, biologists, and psychometricians explain this average difference as due primarily or exclusively to environmental causes, nativists such as Levin offer a mainly biological explanation.
Raymond Cattell, the eminent American psychometrician, wrote the foreword for The Musical Temperament.
A psychometrician may well find a local assessment system not up to a rigid technical standard; but such a system can still be credible and effective within the real-world constraints of school time, talent, and budgets.
The book begins with a lengthy attempt to rehabilitate the old reductionist notion that there is a biologically based hereditary "general factor of cognitive ability," a variant of the semi-mystical entity that Charles Spearman, a pioneer psychometrician (i.
In the summer of 1992, practicing nursing home administrators met with a psychometrician (an expert in developing examinations) from a professional testing firm to identify the tasks that are most important to the job and the personal attributes vital to accomplishing them.
Dwyer, PhD, Senior Psychometrician at Castle Worldwide.
For the August 2016 Psychometrician Licensure Examination, two examinees from the Cordillera Region are among the topnotchers.
Handler's experience includes positions as a test developer, psychometrician, litigation support analyst, and selection systems consultant to corporations in many industries including banking, insurance, finance, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, high-tech, and public safety.
This means on one hand, we have a fully-accredited, long-running certification testing program, including a full-time PhD psychometrician on staff; item-writing committees; an autonomous Education, Qualifications and Standards Committee constructing our exam forms; and test-delivery by way of the computer-testing facilities of Pearson VUE.