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State Bulletin: November 2018

[fa icon="calendar"] November, 2018 / by Press Room

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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.

This contract extends our longstanding constructive partnership with PED, which began in 2009. It includes continuing our work with New Mexico to administer the current Standards Based Assessment (SBA) Science and the Spanish Reading SBA. To see more about our work with New Mexico and where we work with other states and districts across the U.S., see Where We Work.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Connecting school quality and student outcomes

Initiating the next step in the evolution of continuous improvement, the merger of Measured Progress and AdvancED brings together our respective expertise in student assessment and school quality measures. To learn about the impact of connecting student outcomes and school quality for your continuous improvement efforts, download the infographic.  

Are your districts and schools excelling at STEM education?

Join the growing number of schools across the country that have earned STEM Certification. When institutions meet the rigorous standards created by AdvancED, it means they provide a superior, student-centered STEM learning program. Learn more or take our complimentary STEM Self-Assessment to determine your school’s current level of STEM implementation.

Learn from assessment leaders

Our assessment experts gave numerous presentations at professional conferences in 2018. Here’s a sampling of what you can explore.

  • Senior Advisor for Measurement Solutions Steve Ferrara shared his range of expertise in sessions on growth indicators, standard setting, and more.
  • Matthew Gushta, Principal Psychometrician/Research Scientist, addressed the timely topic of mode effect analysis—comparing student scores on paper and online tests.
  • Kelly Ickes, Director of Content Development | Accessibility, took part in two sessions on using assessment to understand academic growth and to explore communicative competence skills for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Scroll down and click on “Conference Presentations” to view these and other presentations.

Never stop learning! Attend an AdvancED | Measured Progress event.

AdvancED Professional Learning Calendar

Choose from Early Learning, Online Learning, Local AdvancED Conferences, Continuous Improvement Leadership Solutions, and more. 

AdvancED Global Conferences

December 3-6, 2018: AdvancED Latin American Conference 2018 (held in Atlanta, GA, USA)

Measured Progress Conference & Exhibit Schedule

Make sure to stop by the Measured Progress booth at an upcoming conference. Talk with an assessment expert to find out how assessment fits in with continuous improvement.

 

Topics: Newsletter, Assessment Literacy, Accountability, Connecting Teaching and Learning, NGSS

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