Company Foundations

Our History

In 1975, Dr. Henry Scherich earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in Statistics and Measurement from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. After gaining substantial work experience in educational publishing and testing, Dr. Scherich was ready to stake his future in the growing testing industry. Measurement Incorporated was established in 1980 in the basement of his former home on Woodrow Street in Durham, North Carolina.

Under the continued leadership of Dr. Scherich, the MI staff have successfully completed numerous large-scale assessment projects, scored millions of tests, developed tens of thousands of test items, and produced a multitude of instructional instruments. The company has expanded its scoring facilities and its capacity to provide additional services and technologies related to assessment.

Additional details and the stories behind MI’s three historic buildings in Downtown Durham are presented in the publication History in Our Midst.

Our Culture

Measurement Incorporated is an employee-owned corporation that invokes a sense of pride and responsibility in its employees toward the customers they serve and the communities in which they live. From the beginning, MI has always maintained a humanistic, inclusive work environment for its employees to encourage increased staff morale, loyalty, productivity and ultimately, profitability. As a community-conscious organization, MI participates in programs involving student internships, literacy, education, preservation, and recycling. Over the years, MI has been honored with recognitions and awards from the community for business development, historic renovation, dedication to educational pursuits, support of employees and families, and charitable contributions.

MI in the Community

Measurement Incorporated is an employee-owned corporation that encourages a sense of pride and responsibility in its employees – toward the clients and the community. The company participates in and supports programs involving student and employee education and enrichment, health and wellness, literacy, arts, historic preservation, community revitalization, and support for the disadvantaged and disabled.