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Our Press Room chooses topics of interest from activities around the company, to provide a closer look at ways to improve learning and instruction, and to help demystify assessment issues.

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Change for Good

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

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We’ve had a lot of change in 2018—happily, for the good. We continued longstanding partnerships with our clients and customers—and began many new collaborative relationships, as well. We’re excited to work with our new colleagues at AdvancED and with even more educators across the country and around the world with whom we share a passion for expanding opportunities for students. (If this is the first you’ve heard about the merger of AdvancED and Measured Progress, see our announcement.)

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State Bulletin: November 2018

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

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AdvancED | Measured Progress awarded 4-year science contract with New Mexico

Measured Progress was recently awarded the contract to work with the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) to create and implement their new statewide science assessment, the New Mexico Assessment of Science Readiness (NM-ASR). The new assessment will be fully aligned with the New Mexico STEM Ready! Science Standards, the academic content standards that the state adopted in July 2018. Field testing of the new assessment for grades 5, 8, and 11 will begin in spring 2019, with operational administration beginning the following spring.

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[VIDEO] Classroom Observations that Focus on the Student Experience

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

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Effective classrooms. Engaged students.

At AdvancED | Measured Progress, we believe—as research has demonstrated—that students who attend schools that show high levels of engagement and healthy cultures demonstrate significantly higher performance than students at other schools. In other words, increasing student engagement is key to achieving improved outcomes for students.

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Newsletter: September 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] September, 2018 / by Press Room posted in Newsletter, Classroom Assessment, Connecting Teaching and Learning, Interim Assessments, Continuous Improvement

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Measured Progress, AdvancED merge

Bringing together student assessment and school quality measures, two of the nation's leading education nonprofits are merging.

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Test Items that Yield Rich Data: Part 3 of 3

[fa icon="calendar'] August, 2018 / by Press Room posted in Accountability, College and Career Readiness, Common Core, Connecting Teaching and Learning, Interim Assessments

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Getting more out of mathematics assessment

Rigorous college and career readiness (CCR) standards for English language arts and mathematics, and complex science standards (such as the Next Generation Science Standards, NGSS*), sharpen educators’ focus on what students should know and be able to do. In all these content areas, the standards outline complex expectations that call for integration of multiple dimensions.

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Mutual Admiration Society: Measured Progress and our Psychometrics Interns

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

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Annually since 2005, Measured Progress has provided summer internships for graduate students pursuing doctorates in psychometrics or related fields. This year we welcomed three outstanding students, each already immersed in research to advance the practice of psychometrics and our understanding of testing.

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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 Accountability, Assessment Literacy, 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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