The State of New Mexico awarded Measured Progress a contract to develop, administer, score, and report two parts of the New Mexico Statewide Assessment program: the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment (SBA) and the New Mexico High School Competency Exam (NMHSCE). The contracts run from September 2009 through June 2013.
The SBA tests 165,000 students in grades three through eight and eleven in reading, writing, and mathematics, science in grades four, seven, and eleven; and in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies assessments in grade 11. The HSCE re-tests students and former students who wish to earn a diploma in reading, language arts, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Beginning in 2011, the 11th grade SBA will also be used as the High School Graduation Assessment (HSGA), replacing the HSCE program.
Measured Progress developed the New Mexico Alternate Assessment from 2003 through 2006 and is pleased to work with the state for the first time on its general assessment.
For more information, visit the New Mexico Public Education Department Web site.