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 proprietary system that has been used successfully in other states and field tested in Montana and North Dakota.

Measured Progress and officials with the Montana Office of Public Instruction and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction agreed the open-source system is not a viable option for the 2016 spring assessment.

“We believe the use of a proprietary system this spring will provide the reliability of online assessment for students and allow Smarter Balanced more time to update its open-source online assessment delivery system platform,” said Measured Progress CEO Martin Borg.

Smarter Balanced® is a registered trademark of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

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