‘What is Tested is What Gets Taught’

Recent disappointing results on NAEP and PISA have prompted many policy makers and pundits to question the billions of dollars invested in large-scale, standards-based reform initiatives.

Q&A: Tracy Gardner, Chief Assessment Officer at New Meridian

Dr. Tracy Gardner, who leads New Meridian’s test design and development efforts, has more than 20 years of operational experience with considerable expertise in measurement, assessment design and development, and psychometrics.

A Focus on Reducing Barriers to Personalized Learning

Enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gave states broad new flexibility in the types of tests that can be used to satisfy the assessment requirement. And as a result, many states are rethinking systems of assessment.