Measured Progress recently announced a partnership with MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading and Quantile® Framework for Mathematics. We are really excited about being able to provide Lexile and Quantile levels on eMPower Assessments™ reports because they give students, parents, and teachers a strong sense of where students are, so they know where students can go next.
The 2017 National Charter School Conference took place in Washington, D.C. from June 11–13, 2017. The conference was a great place to learn more about charter schools and gain insight into their challenges and hopes for the future.
You’ve told us that district leaders are struggling to reduce the time they spend on testing. Your assessment calendars are full, and you’re under pressure to carve out more time for student instruction. We understand that reality, and we can help.
The idea that having a mentor can be a crucial factor in a young person’s life is commonly accepted. But it’s not always easy for young people to identify a mentor, when and where they need it.
We’re celebrating the launch of eMPower Assessments™, a new college and career readiness assessment solution for grades 3–8 that debuts today, nationwide. It’s the district interim and formative classroom components that complement the statewide summative solution already available and in use. We’re excited to offer this solution for many reasons, but most importantly because it ties so closely to our mission to improve student learning.
We all expect students to be open to learning better ways of doing things. But sometimes as adults, being open to new ideas about something you already know can be challenging—but ultimately invigorating and worthwhile.
Supporting the Students of Massachusetts
Stating the obvious, K–12 educational assessment is a complicated business. It’s not just because education standards and federal assessment requirements change. Throw in politics, state legislation, and the extremely public debates about testing, and it’s remarkable that progress is made at all.
Measured Progress was a sponsor of the recent Education Week event, Leaders to Learn From, where thirteen school-district leaders from around the country were recognized for their vision, hard work, and impact. These are the innovators that seek to improve the lives of their students, teachers, families, and communities. Listening to the leaders describe their work, we were inspired to hear what district administrators can accomplish—in spite of major obstacles like budget cuts, staffing shortages, and more.