2023 April Predictive Analytics Exam Writer

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Starts: 08-31-2022

Description:

How does this role benefit the work of the organization and the profession?

This role supports the education and credentialing activities of the SOA, in particular the question writing for the Predictive Analytics exams, to ensure the integrity of the SOA’s credentials.

Responsibilities & Duties

The SOA is looking for volunteers to support the Predictive Analytics Exam (Exam PA), a three-and-a-half-hour practical exam where candidates are given data and a series of tasks.

Volunteers will familiarize themselves with the assigned syllabus and exam materials and write questions.  

The responsibilities and duties will include:

  • Attending item writer training (virtual)
  • Reading and understanding the assigned syllabus material
  • Developing high-quality exam questions and corresponding grading rubric based on the exam syllabus and learning objectives
  • Working reliably and with the construction committee leadership
  • Maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the SOA Education Confidentiality Agreement 

Time Commitment

  • 20-30 hours spread among several months
  • Volunteers are expected to begin work in September to develop exam-quality question(s) and associated grading rubric by February.

Experience Required

  • Must be FSA or Career ASA (5+ years as ASA and not pursuing the FSA designation)
  • Predictive analytics knowledge on some portion of the syllabus via prior training or practical experience
  • As R is used in the exam, ability to interpret R code in RStudio for grading; ability to modify R code for item writing

Opportunity Location

  • US and Canada Only 

Travel Required

Writers should be prepared to attend meetings in person (early December and late January), if possible. 

SOA Training Required

If new to exam development, it is recommended that the volunteer to go through the on-line training course

Additional Specializations

Open to all Specializations

Qualifications:

Academic/Education
Accounting and Finance
Annuities
Audit
Capital Management
Catastrophe
Commercial Lines
Disability Income Insurance
Distribution
Employee Health Benefits
Financial Reporting
General Insurance/Property Casualty
Health
Health Insurance - Commercial
Health Insurance – Public Systems
Investment and Asset Liability Management
Investments
Liability Insurance
Life
Life Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
Marketing
Not applicable
Other
Other Post-Employment Benefits
Personal Lines
Predictive Analytics
Private Sector - Pension
Product Pricing/Development
Property Insurance
Provider Systems
Public Sector - Pension
Public Systems/Social Insurance
Regulatory
Reinsurance
Research
Retirement
Risk Management
Risk Management
Specialty Lines
Taxation
Underwriting
Valuation/Reserving
Workers Compensation Insurance

Contact:

SOA Volunteer
Society of Actuaries


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