Measured Progress to Present at the CCSSO’s 2014 National Conference on Student Assessment; Organization’s Experts to Provide Valuable Insights on the Future of Assessment

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Measured Progress will present five panel discussions and send more than 40 members of its leadership team to the National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA), the premiere forum for assessment practitioners hosted by The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The NCSA will be held from June 25-27 in New Orleans, LA.

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“We remain dedicated to helping educators navigate the challenging transitions within the educational assessment landscape and providing valued thought leadership for the industry.”

Measured Progress—a New Hampshire-based, not-for-profit assessment company dedicated to helping educators improve student learning by connecting assessment, data, and instruction—will present five panel discussions and send more than 40 members of its leadership team to the National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA), the premiere forum for assessment practitioners hosted by The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The NCSA will be held from June 25-27 in New Orleans, LA.

The NCSA is centered on the idea that each student— regardless of his or her circumstance— should be prepared for life, meaningful work, and citizenship. Through transforming student assessment systems, NCSA is dedicated to creating a personalized system of education that engages and motivates students to succeed in a world that is increasingly diverse, globalized, and technology-rich. Since 1971, NCSA has been the trusted forum for assessment practitioners to learn and reflect upon current and emerging trends in education and educational assessments. The conference annually draws 800 to 1000 participants including federal, state, and district agencies, test publishers, educational consulting companies, university faculty, and organizations supporting technology, education, and business.

“We look forward to participating once again in this important industry conference,” said Stuart Kahl, founder of Measured Progress. “We remain dedicated to helping educators navigate the challenging transitions within the educational assessment landscape and providing valued thought leadership for the industry.”

Measured Progress will participate in five panel sessions during the conference:

Symposium: Student Growth in the Non-Tested Subjects and Grades: Options for Teacher Evaluators

Implementing the Next-Generation State Assessment Systems in a Multi-State Consortium: Applying Lessons Learned from the New England Common Assessment Program

Showcase: Transitioning to the NGSS: One State’s Early Work Offers a Glimpse of the Future

Using Performance Assessment to Launch Students and Teachers Toward the Next Generation of Student Assessment

Developing and Implementing Research-Based Accessibility Guidelines for CCSS Items

Additionally, Measured Progress will host individual meetings and focus groups designed to share perspectives so that research and development activities are fully aligned with the needs of educators throughout the country. “We’re all stakeholders in the success of students,” said Martin Borg, president and CEO of Measured Progress. “As we continue to expand our services to meet the needs of the future, it’s important to listen to our clients and partners. This annual conference provides an outstanding forum for this work.”

For a list of presentations Measured Progress will be participating in, please visit Measured Progress CCSSO NCSA Presentations.

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