Partnering with Districts to Transform Learning
While Measured Progress is best known for its expertise related to statewide accountability testing, the company has worked with hundreds of districts throughout the United States to support classroom assessment—from helping them review and create assessment items to integrating resources from Measured Progress COMMON CORE™ Assessments into classroom instruction. Our expertise and technology solutions, including Lighthouse™, have further supported our district work.
Here are a few examples:
- The KIPP Foundation recently partnered with Measured Progress to provide assessment tools for the transition of its member districts to the Common Core State Standards. KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) is a national network of 141 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, which serves more than 50,000 students from underserved backgrounds in grades PreK-12. In partnership with KIPP, Measured Progress will provide our COMMON CORE content, which is designed to prepare students and teachers for the increased rigor of the new standards.
- Gwinnett County Public Schools, a 168,000-student district in Georgia, partnered with Measured Progress to review multiple-choice items and create distractor rationales in support of the district's Academic Knowledge and Skills Curriculum. Gwinnett has expanded its relationship with Measured Progress to include incorporating the COMMON CORE Testlets and Item Bank into its continuous improvement system.
- The School District of Palm Beach County, the 11th largest in the continental US and the 5th largest in the state of Florida with 185 schools, serving 176,724 (total K-12) students, faced the challenge of creating or finding content that allows educators to see how their students are meeting the new Florida Standards goals and expectations. To ease the transition and give educators easy access to the data they need to inform instruction, the School District of Palm Beach County has partnered with Performance Matters™ to provide its 185 schools with new tools for assessment and data management, including Measured Progress assessment resources developed to support Florida’s new math and reading standards.
LighthouseTM is a next-generation assessment delivery platform developed by Texas-based eMetric, LLC, and made available to Measured Progress.