Assessment

Measured Progress Releases eMPower Assessments

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Measured Progress has launched eMPower Assessments to K–12 districts nationwide. This new suite of assessments measures student growth for grades 3 through 8 and connects to the SAT Suite of Assessments.

eMPower Assessments are interim tests that provide an accurate indicator of student progress toward meeting state standards, according to a news release. The program meets districts’ needs to “reduce redundant, disconnected testing and to measure growth consistently through all grades, within and across years,” Measured Progress said.

“EMPower Assessments represent a comprehensive approach to assessments that is evidence-based, valid and reliable to show growth over time,” said Martin Borg, CEO and president of Measured Progress, in a prepared statement. “Teachers receive valuable information that helps them adjust instruction in real time and support student learning. eMPower Assessments play an important role in a meaningful balanced assessment system.”

Built to measure college and career readiness standards, eMPower Assessments provide a coherent program and connect to the scale of the SAT Suite of Assessments, the company said. Used together, eMPower and the SAT Suite of Assessments support consistent assessment from grades 3 through 12.

“Measured Progress has worked with the College Board to ensure that eMPower Assessments connect to the SAT Suite of Assessments, providing rich and consistent information about student performance and college readiness,” said John Fallon, executive director of college and career readiness state market offerings at the College Board, in a statement. “We’re pleased that this full solution for students in grades 3-12 is now in place. With the SAT Suite of Assessments, it is easier than ever for students to show their best work.”

The SAT Suite of Assessments measures what students are learning in school and what they need to know to succeed in college and careers. It’s simple to prepare for and comes with free, personalized study tools from Khan Academy.

Both eMPower Assessments and the PSAT 8/9 measure skills and student growth in reading, writing and mathematics.

Measured Progress is a nonprofit organization that provides standards-based assessments for K–12. To learn more about eMPower Assessments, visit the company’s website.

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Richard Chang is associate editor of THE Journal. He can be reached at rchang@1105media.com.

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