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This is clerical and technical work in the administration and scoring of standard psychometric tests given to students, applicants, and participants in research projects.
Work involves administration of a wide variety of objective tests, and the scoring and recording of the results of such tests, which are given on a group or individual basis. Tests to be administered are prescribed by professional superiors, and all work is performed in accordance with established policies and rules. Work is reviewed by analysis of test profiles, through conferences, and by observation of the results obtained.


Schedules appointments for examinee to be tested.

Gives oral or written instructions in accordance with prescribed routines; explains test procedures to examinee and encourages the subject's interest in the test.

Administers a variety of individual/group tests including those for interest, personality, achievement, dexterity, aptitude, and spatial relations.

Scores tests by hand, using appropriate scoring key and scoring instructions; records test results and profiles individual scores on charts; reports test results to counselor or referring agency.

Maintains files and inventories supplies of test booklets, answer sheets, profile forms, and vocational information.

Gathers statistics for reports on the testing program.

Provides vocational and educational information to students.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a recognized college or university with course work in psychology; and some experience in administering and scoring standardized tests; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Some knowledge of the principles and practices of psychometry.

Some knowledge of the principles of educational psychometry, with special reference to mental measurement.

Ability to score tests accurately, rapidly, and in accordance with standard psychometric procedures.

Ability to administer and supervise a variety of standardized individual and group tests.

Ability to prepare statistical reports and profiles of scores from test records.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with examinee, professional associates, and other employees.



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