Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Data Analyst
Location: Silicon Valley Job ID: 17733
Initial Review Date (IRD) UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
Initial Review Date (IRD): 05-10-2021
Dept Marketing Statement The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is a public agency supported by 15 members (13 states, one territory and the Bureau of Indian Education). Through the work of thousands of educators, Smarter Balanced created an online assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), as well as tools for educators to improve teaching and learning. Smarter Balanced is housed at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) Silicon Valley Extension.
Our work is guided by the belief that a high-quality assessment system can provide information and tools for teachers and schools to improve instruction and help students succeed regardless of disability, language, or subgroup. We involve experienced educators, researchers, state and local policymakers, and community groups working together in a transparent and consensus-driven process.
Systems Design identifies, prioritizes and manages changes and improvements to the Smarter Balanced assessment system while helping to ensure that the formative, interim, and summative components of the system are aligned. Systems Design develops a strategic vision and leads psychometric analyses and research in support of the technical quality of the assessment system.
Smarter Balanced staff have a profound commitment to UCSC's Principles of Community including, embracing diversity.
UCSC Extension provides professional training that reflects the academic rigor of the University of California and the hands-on, roll-up-your-shirtsleeves practicality of Silicon Valley culture. Developed with guidance from key industry leaders and academic experts, our certificate programs match the economic demand of your industry, from engineering to business, education to bioscience. The University of California reviews and approves UCSC Extension courses and programs for academic content, merit and instructor qualifications. Many of our courses may be applied toward degree programs, or may be eligible for professional certificates and licenses.
The Research Data Analyst performs adaptation of mathematical statistical models, cleans, manages, and transforms large-scale datasets; applies advanced statistical software for data analysis; generates and reports findings; investigates and implements computer-based solutions for quantitative and qualitative data capture, management, analysis and reporting; and conducts work in support of cyclical psychometric tasks and technical reports. In general, the Research Data Analyst employs capabilities as a highly-skilled, experienced research professional with a full understanding of in-depth statistical analyses and / or research software programming techniques. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: $74,000 - $97,000 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
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