Psychometric Assistant Duties
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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
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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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