AIR’s Research and Evaluation area is seeking a Research Assistant to join our team in Washington, DC. The assistant would contribute to the development of statistics about education that inform the discussion, debate and planning of decision-makers at national, state, and local levels through a contract with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Our work includes survey and assessment design, analysis of assessment and survey data, and reporting and dissemination of research results. Multiple positions are available to support projects in the development, review, and analysis of assessment data (e.g., National Assessment of Educational Progress and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), sample survey data (e.g., National Household Education Survey and Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey), and administrative data (Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection).
The Research Assistant will provide support for research, reporting, and review activities, including reviewing draft NCES products (tables, reports, data files, file documentation, and web sites) for statistical soundness, supporting the development and reporting of survey and assessment data for NCES studies, and supporting work of other research, reporting, and review team members.
- B.A./B.S. in fields such as statistics, economics, education or other related fields;
- Attention to detail;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Interest in research in education or general social science topics, assessment research, and quantitative analysis.