Updated assessment program includes extensive input from Maryland educators

DOVER, N.H.—April 26, 2017—The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has awarded Measured Progress a six-year contract for its Maryland High School Assessments (HSAs) in Science and Government.

Measured Progress comes to the project with extensive related experience on high school tests and the new challenging science standards. Its content specialists were among the first to write innovative assessment materials addressing the multiple dimensions of the standards.

eMetric, an industry expert and business partner of Measured Progress, will provide the online testing platform. eMetric’s end-to-end iTester delivery system has been effectively used in summative, interim/benchmark, and formative assessments in numerous states and districts. Measured Progress and eMetric have a well-established working relationship that has resulted in successful implementations for several statewide assessment contracts.

Educators across the state have played major roles in Maryland’s assessment programs. Under the new contract, they will continue to contribute their expertise. Measured Progress will facilitate extensive involvement of Maryland educators in item development and review, bias and sensitivity review, scoring rangefinding, and other activities.

“We’re extremely pleased to be working with the Maryland State Department of Education on this program,” said Martin Borg, President and CEO of Measured Progress. “Our philosophy and mission—to create meaningful assessment that supports student learning—are a great fit with Maryland’s commitment to students. We look forward to a constructive and collaborative relationship.”