Student Research Assistant - Faculty of Education

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Faculty of Education
Student Research Assisant
Hours of Work:
10 hours per week
$18.94 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible to May 31, 2019

On large-scale assessments students can be excluded from participating for three reasons. Excluding students due to intellectual disability has increased on recent large-scale assessments while the other two reasons have fluctuated insignificantly.  Literature has focused on issues related to the ambiguity in guidelines governing excluding students from LSAs and the necessity to include students with disabilities. The purpose of this study is to examine large-scale assessment data at the international, national, provincial level for evidence of high exclusion rates and potential factors influencing this practice.


• Analyze large-scale assessment data
• Identify trends in large-scale assessment data at the provincial, national and international level
• Synthesize findings in a scholarly format


• A background in quantitative statistics
•  Interest in large-scale assessment
• Excellent writing skills

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the Procedures manual.

Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website ( Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.