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Statistical Analyst

Data Recognition Corporation
Maple Grove, MN
Start date
Jul 10, 2024
Closing date
Aug 9, 2024

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Employment Status
Full Time

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The Statistical Analyst will work under the direction of a Psychometrician using specifications to write and execute programs to perform psychometric analyses and technical reporting using large data sets from large-scale educational assessments programs and/or products. The position requires proficiency and experience in work in assessment wherein quality assurance and documentation of code involving complex datasets are considered key competencies.

Essential Duties and Tasks
  • Maintains, updates, and operates existing code for psychometric analysis as needed for educational assessment projects. For example, test calibration, test equating, item analysis, and dimensionality and reliability analysis.
  • Develops new code as needed to support the psychometric requirements associated with large scale assessment programs.
  • Documents programming procedures and files structures for each assigned project.
  • Applies prescribed business rules to support the implementation of assigned projects and assists with QC of data analysis results.
  • Reports questionable results as needed. Communication of concerns/insights within a functional team is essential.
  • Manipulates large data sets.
  • Creates tables and plots to summarize data for reports and presentations.

  • A bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics or related field is required. Master's is preferred.
  • 1 year of statistical experience is required.
  • Experience with psychometric programming within an assessment or related field is preferred.
  • Must be proficient in statistical programming. SAS programming is preferred. R programming experience is also desirable.
  • Experience with psychometric software such (e.g., WINSTEPS, IRTPRO, FLEXMIRT) is preferred.
  • Must be committed to updating programing skills to support expansion and evolution of psychometric research needed to support educational assessment.

Essential Job Requirements:
  • Be able to work under supervision and accept feedback
  • Relate effectively and work respectfully with diverse work groups
  • Ability to consistently perform well during times of increased work load
  • Set and meet deadlines
  • Manage multiple job functions simultaneously
  • Willing to do some travel
  • Other duties as needed

Reporting to this position: No direct reports

The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran


Founded in 1978, Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) is a privately-held company headquartered here in the Twin Cities, with offices in Maple Grove, Woodbury, Brooklyn Park, and eight other locations nationwide.  DRC’s three divisions – Education, Survey Services and Document Services – provide high quality programs and services to state departments of education, medium-to large sized global businesses, and the United States Government.  DRC delivers full-service educational testing and assessment programs; large-scale survey research and data-collection programs; and comprehensive digital and mailing document solutions.  DRC continues to achieve extraordinary growth and provides superior career opportunities for talented professionals.


*Health Insurance
Medical and Dental
*Term Life Insurance/AD&D
*401(k) Plan
*Profit Sharing
*Personal Time Off
*Short Term Disability
*Long Term Disability
*Tuition Reimbursement
*Educational Grants for Children of DRC Employees *Community Service Leave *Discount Programs

Locations: Maple Grove Headquarters/494 & Bass Lk Rd, Brooklyn Park/7303 Boone Ave N and the Brooklyn Park Distribution Ctr./8900 Wyoming Ave N.  If interested in applying,  please visit the Careers page on our website at


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