The Prime Issue 7

At an event to score state summative test items, the deep intellectual engagement, regular reference to classroom experience, familiarity with the standards and deep understanding of student development at each grade level was striking.

Assessment at the Instructional Core

More than 330 tasks were scored over five days by 78 teachers from five states and education systems, all of whom were gathered in Austin, Texas, to review New Meridian test content to be used in their state summative test designs.

New Meridian Leaders Moderate NCSA Panels

New Meridian is proud to participate in the National Conference on Student Assessment sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) next week.

Item Spotlight: Inside a Research Simulation Task

Several times a year, we gives readers an in-depth look at the thought process that goes into the production of New Meridian test questions and performance tasks. The goal is to better understand how test items align with academic standards to produce high-quality assessments.

The Prime Issue 6

States, districts and schools don’t need federal authorization to adopt student-centered assessment models. But the U.S. Education Department (USED) does have a say when states want to use one of these innovative assessments to meet ESSA’s requirements.

New Meridian Supports Classrooms Through DonorsChoose

Since its founding, New Meridian has worked through DonorsChoose to help make a difference in classrooms nationwide. “DonorsChoose allows us to help educators directly,” said CEO Arthur VanderVeen.

The New Jersey District That Became a Beacon

When Elizabeth Giacobbe arrived as superintendent of the Beverly City School District in 2011, it was already on New Jersey’s list of troubled districts. Today, the picture could not be more different.