About the team: As ourSenior Statistical Analyst, you would be part of the Psychometrics and Measurement department within Pearson’s global English Language Learning business area.We manage a portfolio of assessments for summative and formative uses alongside an ecosystem of resources for teachers and learners. Within English Language Learning, Psychometrics and Measurement is responsible for the psychometric analyses of test items, monitoring of test performance, and key aspects of test scoring. About the Role: We are looking for a Senior Statistical Analyst who is passionate about data and psychometrics. In this role, you will be required to conduct item and test analysis, item calibration, and other psychometric activities. You will also develop and implement research which supports the validity evidence of tests, including new test development. Key Accountabilities: Data Management Access, combine, manipulate, and validate data files Ensure international standards of data protection are adhered to Contribute to customer support by providing various teams with relevant data Test and Item Analysis Carry out routine and ad hoc analyses to support the validity and reliability of tests Calibrate items to produce item statistics and maintain item bank Lead on the monitoring and evaluation of item and test performance Report reliability and validity statistics including test form performance, cohort performance, and performance in relation to geographic distribution Escalate risks in relation to item management, security, and any other issues which become apparent in any investigation Technical Documentation Produce technical documentation related to routine procedures, item and test performance, and any other analyses Internal Communication Report to the Senior Manager Scoring and the Director, Psychometrics and Measurement Work with members of scoring teams, psychometrics and measurement, assessment research and validity, test development and other teams (i.e., product, marketing, sales) If required, present the outcomes of item and test analyses to various stakeholders Key Challenges Ensure quality and security standards are always met Improving processes and finding efficiencies Working innovatively within defined processes International nature of business Working to tight deadlines in order to ensure a smooth and efficient workflow Working flexibly for urgent project deadlines Working with different stakeholders Managing multiple projects concurrently Essential Skills Educated to graduate level in applied mathematics, statistics, educational measurement, or similar Experience writing syntax/code for data manipulation and statistical analyses using Excel VBA, SPSS, R, or Python Use of SQL queries to pull data Desirable Skills Knowledge of second language measurement Experience of using Winsteps or Facets Knowledge of classical test theory and item response theory Personal Style and Behaviours Leadership – Being able to co-operate with an extended team without any formal authority. Building enough credibility and respect so that others are motivated to co-operate with you. Ability to influence – use both logic and emotion to win over a range of audiences to your point of view Relationship building – build effective relationships with internal colleagues and external partners Communication, networking and influencing skills – work effectively with colleagues in business units across Pearson and work effectively in a matrix structure. Managing ambiguity – ability to work confidently and effectively in complex, changing and ambiguous situations. Decision-making skills – ability to work independently in driving and making practical decisions. Commitment to Excellence – This includes excellence in the work you do and the deliverables (presentations, business cases, etc.) you produce as well as the details of the product itself. About your Benefits and Rewards Here at Pearson we also offer a great package and a fantastic range of benefits that you would expect to receive in a global organization which includes: Hybrid / working from home arrangement 25 Days annual leave (increases by 1 each year with every year of continuous service up to 30 days). Buy and sell annual leave options up to 5 days A fantastic private Pension plan scheme Private medical and dental care insurance options (free eye test options); And much more including volunteering days, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme discounted products and services from leading UK retail companies….. About your Application Please include a CV and supporting cover letter within your application. Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com. Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist?company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive. To

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