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Maryland ED Awards Measured Progress 6-Year Contract for High School Assessments

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The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has awarded Measured Progress a six-year contract for its Maryland High School Assessments (MHSA) in science and government.

Measured Progress comes to the project with extensive experience on high school tests and the new challenging science standards, according to a news release issued by the New Hampshire-based company. Its content specialists were among the first to write innovative assessment materials addressing the multiple dimensions of the standards, the company said.

eMetric, an industry expert and business partner of Measured Progress, will provide the online testing platform. eMetric’s end-to-end iTester delivery system has been used in summative, interim/benchmark and formative assessments in numerous states and districts. Measured Progress and eMetric have a well established working relationship that has resulted in successful implementations for several statewide assessment contracts.

Educators across the state have played major roles in Maryland’s assessment programs. Under the new contract, they will continue to contribute their expertise, the company said. Measured Progress will facilitate extensive involvement of Maryland educators in item development and review, bias and sensitivity review, scoring rangefinding and other activities.

“We’re extremely pleased to be working with the Maryland State Department of Education on this program,” said Martin Borg, president and CEO of Measured Progress, in a statement. “Our philosophy and mission — to create meaningful assessment that supports student learning — are a great fit with Maryland’s
commitment to students. We look forward to a constructive and collaborative relationship.”

To learn more about Measured Progress, 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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