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Reflections on a Career in Assessment

[fa icon="calendar'] July, 2018 / by Press Room posted in Accountability, Connecting Teaching and Learning

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A conversation with Stuart Kahl

Dr. Stuart Kahl, Founding Principal and former CEO and President of Measured Progress, recently retired from full-time service to the organization. Below and in the accompanying video, Stuart shares thoughts from his new perspective.

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A Global Impact on Learning

[fa icon="calendar'] June, 2018 / by Press Room posted in Assessment Literacy, Accountability, Connecting Teaching and Learning

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Measured Progress and AdvancED announce merger

We’re eager to share big news about our future: AdvancED and Measured Progress are merging! Our two mission-driven nonprofit educational organizations share a long history of commitment to improving student learning. Now we’ve come together to create an organization that retains the core strengths of each business while also forging an innovative solution to plan and track continuous school improvement efforts. See the merger announcement.

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We ♡ Assessment

[fa icon="calendar'] June, 2018 / by Press Room posted in Classroom Assessment, Assessment Literacy, Formative Assessment, Performance Levels, Accountability, Interim Assessments, Connecting Teaching and Learning

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And we’re sharing our enthusiasm at NCSA 2018 in San Diego!

Many of you may be familiar with the National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The major conference on K–12 educational assessment, it’s been taking place for more than 45 years. And since our company’s founding almost 35 years ago, we’ve taken an active part in the conference, as presenters and as an exhibitor and sponsor. The conference will take place in San Diego this year, from June 27 to June 29.

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Test Items that Yield Rich Data: Part 2 of 3

[fa icon="calendar'] June, 2018 / by Press Room posted in NGSS, Accountability, College and Career Readiness, Connecting Teaching and Learning

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How the NGSS Transform Science Instruction and Assessment

We recently published a white paper titled “Assessing Today’s Standards: Multi-dimensional test items,” that describes our approach to the challenges and opportunities presented by new, rigorous standards in ELA, math, and science. We’ve reconsidered item development to address both the multi-dimensionality of the standards and the needs of many stakeholders and decision makers for meaningful, timely assessment information.

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How 2 Schools Improved Their Assessments and Increased Student Learning

[fa icon="calendar'] May, 2018 / by Press Room posted in Classroom Assessment, Formative Assessment, Performance Levels, Connecting Teaching and Learning

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As Measured Progress representatives talk with district and school leaders across the country, a few common themes emerge: Time and resources are limited; educators are looking for high-rigor common assessments that align to their standards; and using and interpreting data to inform instruction remains a challenge.

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Test Items that Yield Rich Data: Part 1 of 3

[fa icon="calendar'] May, 2018 / by Press Room posted in Common Core, Assessment Literacy, Interim Assessments, College and Career Readiness

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Authentic, multi-dimensional ELA assessments

Rigorous 21st-century standards for K–12 education—such as college and career readiness standards for ELA and math, and complex science standards—sharpen educators’ focus on what students should know and be able to do. While it’s not unusual for states to adopt new curriculum standards, what’s new over the past decade is the push toward integration of multiple dimensions in all these content areas.

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New Partnership with SchoolCity Expands Access to Formative Assessment Resources

[fa icon="calendar'] April, 2018 / by Press Room posted in Classroom Assessment, Formative Assessment

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A new partnership announced with SchoolCity® expands the range of resources available to schools throughout the US. Now districts that deliver assessments through SchoolCity can use formative assessment items and pre-built quizzes from the Measured Progress Formative Content Bank and STEM Gauge® in the SchoolCity SUITE platform.

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Using Year-End Funds Wisely

[fa icon="calendar'] April, 2018 / by Press Room posted in Classroom Assessment, Formative Assessment

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 It’s budget season. And invariably, education leaders around the country sit in countless meetings to determine yearly budgets and ensure wise use of resources. The same thing took place last year, too, with every expense carefully planned—from bus maintenance to computers to cafeteria trays. But spring has arrived, and you may find yourself with a good problem—money left in this year’s budget, despite the careful planning. Measured Progress has some good news that can help you make excellent use of those funds.

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