Measured Progress Awarded Contract by The National Center and State Collaborative
Dover, N.H., December 12, 2012 —The National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) has awarded Measured Progress a contract to develop test items as part of its General Supervision Enhancement Grant (GSEG) project. Along with subcontractor Questar Assessment, Measured Progress will develop English language arts and mathematics items for grades three through eight and high school. In addition the contract calls for the conduct of bias and accessibility reviews in collaboration with NCSC partners.
The NCSC GSEG is led by five national centers and eighteen states, along with nine Tier II states, all working to build an alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The goal of the project is to ensure that such students achieve increasingly higher academic outcomes and leave high school ready for post-secondary options.
Measured Progress has extensive experience in educational assessment and related technology. The company builds and manages alternate assessments for many state testing programs, including Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington. The company is also a leader in the use of technology to accessibility to assessments for all students and the development of the Accessible, Portable Item Profile.
“One of the legacies of No Child Left Behind is the mandate that all students deserve an education and to be counted,” said Measured Progress President Martin Borg. “We share the commitment of NCSC and its members to improve outcomes for all students.”