Measured Progress Awarded Contract for “Next-Generation” MCAS

Computer-based testing program builds on state’s renowned, high-quality assessment system DOVER, N.H.—August 16, 2016— The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) has awarded Measured Progress a five-year contract for the highly anticipated Next-Generation Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, known as the Next-Generation MCAS. The Commonwealth decided last winter to create a new assessment program […]

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Measured Progress Adds Content to Formative Content Bank

The latest release of the Measured Progress Formative Content Bank adds roughly ten percent more items across all grade levels and in both content areas, math and reading. This release also includes pre-configured quizzes (Testlets). Because Testlets are now included, the name has been adjusted accordingly, from Formative Item Bank to Formative Content Bank. The release […]

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Measured Progress Employee Featured in NGSS Article

As an NSTA curator and a science content expert, Measured Progress employee Janet Dykstra was prominently featured in an August 3 article on Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS*) from online education industry site Education Dive. The article, “New science standards urge shift from ‘learning about’ to ‘figuring out’,” profiled the three-dimensional approach to teaching and […]

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Measured Progress Featured in The Boston Globe

Measured Progress was the subject of an in-depth look by the The Boston Globe on how a statewide assessment is created. “The 7 steps to making a standardized test: Inside the New Hampshire not-for-profit where assessments like the MCAS are born” was published online on June 7, followed by a print version in the June […]

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Dr. Jennifer Dunn to Present at TEDxPiscataquaRiver

“Using Data to Motivate Change” explores the science behind tests Dover, N.H.—May 3, 2016—Dr. Jennifer Dunn, Director of Psychometrics, Research, and Data and Reporting at Measured Progress, is one of 11 speakers featured at a local, independently organized TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) event. TEDxPiscataquaRiver takes place on May 6, 2016, in Portsmouth, NH, with […]

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Measured Progress Partners with Activate Learning to Add NGSS-Aligned Assessment to Leading Science Curriculum

New partnership supports school districts in their transition to Next Generation Science Standards* DOVER, N.H.—March 30, 2016—Measured Progress, Inc. is pleased to announce a partnership with Activate Learning to combine high-quality, standards-based science assessments with a world-class science curriculum. The announcement will be made from the National Science Teachers Association’s (NSTA) annual conference being held […]

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Measured Progress Selects New System to Deliver Online Assessments in Montana and North Dakota

Measured Progress contracted American Institutes for Research to deploy tests DOVER, N.H.—January 28, 2016—Measured Progress today informed the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced®) that it will not deploy the consortium’s open-source online assessment delivery system in Montana and North Dakota this spring. Instead, Measured Progress has contracted American Institutes for Research (AIR) to deploy a […]

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Measured Progress Awarded Multi-State Alternate Assessment Contract

Based on Alternate Achievement Standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities DOVER, N.H.—January 20, 2016—As the fiscal agent on behalf of the Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) participating states, the Arizona Department of Education has awarded Measured Progress the contract for the new MSAA. Transitioning from the work of the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) […]

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The Testing Company with a Soul

The effectiveness of educational programs at all levels cannot be determined unless we measure student performance. Cold, hard (education) data gets a makeover. Quoted from EdTech Digest | Interview by Victor Rivero Martin Borg joined Measured Progress as president in November of 2008 and was appointed chief executive officer in 2011. Martin is an experienced and dedicated educator […]

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Measured Progress Awarded Maine Statewide Assessment

College Board SAT included DOVER, N.H.—December 3, 2015—The Maine Department of Education has awarded Measured Progress the contract for the 2015-16 Maine Educational Assessments (MEA) in mathematics and ELA/literacy for grades 3–8 and third-year high school. Announcing the award, Maine Acting Education Commissioner William H. Beardsley acknowledged that the Request for Proposals (RFP) reflected the […]

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