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