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Senior Education Researcher in Rockville, MD



$80K - $100K*


Allied Health Professionals, Other Sciences


8 - 10 years

Job Description

Westat's Education Studies practice area is seeking a Senior Education Researcher with subject matter expertise in the implementation of state content standards and student assessments for elementary and second education. A strong candidate will have a doctoral degree in the social sciences; a record of publications in the area of state content standards and student assessments; and excellent quantitative, analytic, and communication skills.

Job responsibilities include:

• Developing surveys related to the implementation of state content standards and student assessments.

• Conducting interviews, document reviews, and analyses related to the implementation of state content standards and student assessments.

• Contributing to the design of research and evaluation studies.

• Communicating results to funders through written and oral presentations.

• Contributing to proposals for new projects sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, state and lo

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Valid through: 2020-4-2

About Westat

Westat is an employee-owned statistical survey research corporation in Rockville, Maryland, providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat Inc. began as a partnership in 1961 with cofounders Edward C. Bryant, Ph.D., a tenured full professor of statistics at the University of Wyoming, and two former students, James Daley and Donald King. In 1963, the company was incorporated. Dr. Bryant served as Westat’s first President until 1978, when Joseph Hunt took over as President and CEO for the next 32 years. In May 2011, James E. Smith, Ph.D., became President and CEO of the company. In September 2014,Westat entered into a conciliation agreement with the OFCCP) to resolve issues, including record keeping and statistical shortfalls in hiring for certain jobs, identified during a routine audit of the company’s affirmative action programs for 2008-2009. There was no OFCCP finding of intentional discrimination on Westat’s part. The agreement requires payment of a monetary settlement which has been completed, hiring goals which have already been met, and a two-year reporting period, ending in September 2016, with which the company is in full compliance. Westat has also taken substantial steps to correct the reporting practices that led to the complaint and remains fully committed to equal opportunity employment and its affirmative action programs.
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