Report Shows Innovation and Experimentation Amid Change in State Assessments

A report called The New Testing Landscape sketches a portrait of states undergoing massive change in their assessment programs as they seek to reconcile educators’ needs to understand students’ mastery of state education standards, federal reporting requirements, and political resistance from families and communities that are increasingly skeptical of mandated testing.

The Prime (Issue 8 – July/Aug 2019)

Specialization is the Answer to Complex Assessment Systems Last spring, New Meridian hosted a dozen chief state school officers at our annual convening on assessment literacy, whic...

The Prime (Issue 7 – June 2019)

Assessment at the Instructional Core “I gave it a strong 2.” “So did I.” “I gave it a 3. The student clearly drew from both passages and the video in supporting her analy...

The Prime (Issue 6 – May 2019)

Investing in Innovation: Where’s the Federal Support? Educators and policy leaders might be forgiven for not often turning to the Federal Register for inspiration. But buried...

The Prime (Issue 5 – April 2019)

The Real Value of State Assessments New Meridian recently hosted a dozen chief state school officers at our annual convening on assessment literacy, which focused on assessment as ...

The Prime Issue 4 – Mar 2019

Career Readiness Steps into the Spotlight I recently had the privilege of visiting the Woodville Tomkins Technical and Career High School in Savannah, Georgia, where students in th...

The Prime, Issue 3 – Feb 2019

The Assessment Landscape in 2019 Those of us who pay close attention to the education landscape have witnessed quite a bit of change in recent months, much of it fueled by politica...

The Prime, Issue 2 – Dec 2018

What Real Assessment Flexibility Looks Like Anyone following statewide summative assessment news has observed the trend of states leaving the consortia and returning to developing ...

The Prime, Issue 1 – Nov 2018

Charting a New Pathway Forward, Together I am thrilled to introduce the inaugural edition of New Meridian’s monthly newsletter, The Prime. We’ve designed this publication to be...