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ERIC Number: EJ945971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
You're a What? Psychometrician
Torpey, Elka Maria
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v55 n3 p34-35 Fall 2011
When taking a standardized test, one wants it to be fair and objective. Catherine McClellan makes sure that it is. Catherine is a psychometrician. Like many in this occupation, she designs, scores, and analyzes data from exams. Psychometrics is the science of measuring psychological attributes, such as intelligence or understanding. Tests are one way to assess these intangible qualities. And psychometricians' work ensures that each test is reliable and that all test results are valid. Specific job tasks vary with the type of exam a psychometrician develops.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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