New Hampshire Renews Measured Progress Alternate Assessment Contract:

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Dover firm has provided the assessment since 1998.

“This high-quality assessment demonstrates our shared conviction that all children can learn and deserve to have that learning measured.”

The New Hampshire Department of Education has renewed Measured Progress’s contract to continue support of the New Hampshire Alternate Learning Progressions Assessment. The assessment is administered annually to students with significant cognitive disabilities who are unable to take the New England Common Assessment Program —the state’s general assessment. The $736,000 contract continues the program through June 2014 with the option for one-year renewals through FY 2018.

Measured Progress has worked with New Hampshire on the alternate assessment since its inception in 1998. Currently, students in grades two through eight, ten, and eleven participate in the program, which assesses ability in reading, writing, mathematics, and science. Evidence of student learning is gathered throughout the school year through a video portfolio format.
“The Department [renewed its contract] with Measured Progress based upon their extensive work on this project and the strong partnership connections with parents, classroom teachers, principals, and superintendents,” said Commissioner of Education Virginia Barry.

“We are honored to extend our long partnership with the State of New Hampshire on the alternate assessment,” said Measured Progress President and CEO Martin Borg. “This high-quality assessment demonstrates our shared conviction that all children can learn and deserve to have that learning measured.”

About Measured Progress

Measured Progress is a Dover, New Hampshire-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to student learning and improving instruction in the standards-based classroom. Since 1983, Measured Progress has successfully partnered with more than 30 states and hundreds of districts across the nation, as well as multi-state consortia, in support of assessment programs that affect millions of students. Measured Progress develops state- and district-level assessments and is the nation’s leading provider of alternate assessments for students with cognitive disabilities. Measured Progress also offers professional development services and solutions that assist educators in creating and using assessments to measure student achievement and improve instruction. As a not-for-profit organization, Measured Progress is deeply committed to its mission of helping educators improve student learning by connecting assessment, data, and instruction.

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