On November 10, MI staff and consultants delivered professional learning to over 1200 educators in Pueblo, Colorado. This event is part of MI’s two-year contract with Pueblo School District 60 to support district leadership with their school improvements efforts.
Author and MI employee, Kendra Timberlake, has published a second book for children. Wild-Haired Poet was inspired by her daughter’s quirky and fun personality and a desire to provide meaningful social-emotional learning resources to students.
On May 31 and June 1, MI hosted a School Safety Summit in partnership with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Student Support Services. Nearly 650 school administrators and staff, school resource officers, and safety team members attended the two-day event at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.
MI participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Automated Scoring Challenge sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). NAEP is a gold-standard, nationally representative assessment known as “The Nation’s Report Card.” To date, all NAEP constructed response items have been handscored. The purpose of the Challenge was to determine whether automated scoring models could perform well with a representative subset of grade 4 and 8 NAEP Reading constructed response items.
The History of Educational Measurement is the latest publication of MI Senior Advisor Dr. Michael Bunch, who, along with Dr. Brian Clauser, has written and collected essays on the key events and ideas that have shaped educational measurement as we know it today.
As a reminder of how precious instructional time is for students and teachers, the COVID-19 crisis has revitalized concerns about the value of all types of tests. In a new piece for the Learning Agency, Corey Palermo, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer shares his recommendations for making better use of tests.
The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) has announced that they have a new digital Instructional Topics in Educational Measurement Series (ITEMS) module in their professional development portal.
Researchers at Measurement Incorporated conducted the first comprehensive examination of longitudinal scoring stability of a large-scale assessment program. Corey Palermo, Michael B. Bunch, and Kirk Ridge analyzed scoring data collected from 2016-2018, during three consecutive administrations of a large-scale, multi-state summative assessment program.
Dr. Corey Palermo, Vice President of Performance Assessment Scoring at Measurement Incorporated, teamed with Dr. Margareta Maria Thomson at NC State University to investigate teacher motivation associated with professional development (PD) in the context of a large-scale assessment program. From 2009–2012, over 200 teachers received PD in item writing, item review, and anchor setting (i.e., selecting responses that exemplify each rubric score point).