On the test

Psychometricians — test experts — are in demand, reports the New York Times.

With federal law requiring wider testing of schoolchildren, the nation faces a critical shortage of people like Mr. Wu with the mathematical, scientific, psychological and educational skills to create tests and analyze the results. The problem has sent states, testing companies and big school districts into a heated hiring competition, with test companies offering salaries as high as $200,000 a year or more plus perks.

No wonder psychometrician-blogger Kimberly Swygert was too busy to keep up Number 2 Pencil.

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  1. Indigo Warrior says:

    Will psychometricians with their scientific skill set, be able to track students accurately and fairly?