Daniel Caton and Karen Cowe Join Measured Progress Board

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Caton and Cowe, both assessment and education experts, will govern and counsel growing non-profit as it continues to serve its mission to improve teaching and learning.

President and CEO Martin Borg has announced the appointment of Karen Cowe and Daniel Caton to the Measured Progress Board of Directors. Ms. Cowe and Mr. Caton join Mark Elgart and Alice Irby, the board chair, as the external members of the non-profit company’s governing body.

Ms. Cowe is an education industry executive with more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, professional development, business development, and operations. She has worked extensively in the curriculum and textbook arenas, including as President of Key Curriculum Press. Ms. Cowe holds an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga; and a bachelor’s degree from Saint John’s College, York, England.

Mr. Caton is a seasoned executive in the instructional resources and assessment industry. He worked for many years with McGraw-Hill’s school education and learning groups, most recently serving as President of McGraw-Hill School Education. Mr. Caton holds a master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University and a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College, both in Claremont, California.

"Karen and Dan bring to the Measured Progress Board of Directors a very high level of governance experience," said Mr. Borg. "Their combined decades of hands-on involvement with curriculum and assessment enables them to offer the company solid guidance as we fine tune our tools and services to support our mission of improving teaching and learning in a rapidly evolving educational environment."

Measured Progress is a full-service company that provides superior-quality assessments for districts, states, and educational consortia. The organization works with states to take their testing programs online; collaborates with school districts to strengthen assessment’s role in promoting achievement and preparing students for college and careers; and builds relationships with like-minded partners in order to develop comprehensive solutions that meet and exceed the expectations of educators at all levels.

"When I joined the Measured Progress Board of Directors in 1998, the company employed about 100 people and was poised to become a non-profit organization," said Board Chair Alice Irby. "It’s been a rewarding experience to help guide the company as it grew in revenue and personnel, while at the same time adapting to the continually changing demands of the education market."

"With the addition of Karen and Dan to the board, I am confident that Measured Progress will continue to grow while fulfilling our mission and remaining a trusted source of good counsel and stability in the assessment arena," said Ms. Irby.

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. 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. For more information, visit measuredprogress.org.

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