High Quality Assessment that Measures the Skills that Matter: Welcome to the New Meridian Way
Statewide assessments help stakeholders determine how the educational system is serving students by gaining an understanding of what students know and can do. They ensure all students receive a quality education by evaluating what students have learned through the measurement of student achievement of common state academic standards.
Assessment should reinforce, support, and improve teaching and learning. It should drive meaningful learning experiences and interactions in the classroom and serve as a critical driver of equity by ensuring all students have acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities to prepare them for success in college, career, and life. Yet, many systems fall short of these basic tenets. In order to realize the ideals of a high-quality education, we must begin with high-quality assessment. Welcome to the New Meridian Way.
New Meridian’s innovative, high-quality assessment solutions measure the skills that matter, like the ability to think critically, solve problems, and communicate effectively. This approach evaluates deeper learning and reinforces quality throughout the system with rich, more meaningful data that better informs teaching, learning, and allocation of student support.
The New Meridian Way puts equity first by going beyond a fair academic foundation to inspire and motivate students in their learning journey. We believe that when we equip the students of today with the skills that matter, they become the life-long learners of tomorrow. If you feel the same, let’s talk.
Better Assessment Systems =
A single end-of-year measure provides only a snapshot of student learning. By combining multiple measures throughout the year, educators develop a richer profile of students’ learning that informs instruction and provides comparable data, which identifies where additional resources are needed. A better assessment system ensures districts and schools are serving all students equitably.
It All Starts at The Prime
The Prime Meridian is the origin of all meridians. It is where they all begin. At New Meridian, The Prime Learning Library gives you access to all of our resources, blog articles, and news discussing the future of assessment solutions. Connect with The Prime and learn how states, districts, and educators use quality assessments and data-informed instruction to help students improve every day.
As educators, we are constantly bombarded with news about the pandemic and the “learning loss” that occurred. Most articles attribute this decline to inconsistent attendance, the switch from in-person to virtual, and other classroom disruptions. Solutions seem to be in shorter supply. As districts and states start to navigate recovery, assessments are often seen as […]
The Council for Aid to Education, Inc. (CAE), a nonprofit developer of performance-based and custom assessments that authentically measure students’ essential college and career skills, today announced its expanded partnership with New Meridian Corporation, a nonprofit assessment company committed to fostering deeper learning and advancing equity in education.
https://youtu.be/E3MiaYtHNDg New Meridian CEO Arthur VanderVeen sat down with Michael Horn, host of The Future of Education podcast, to discuss the next generation of assessment in U.S. schools. The conversation began with an observation. “Assessments often become synonymous with an autopsy in our education system,” said Michael Horn, an author and education consultant. “It’s just […]
By Arthur VanderVeen, Chief Executive Officer of New Meridian You could hear the collective gasp from American educators when the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) recently released post-pandemic testing results. While we have all experienced first-hand the disruption wrought by COVID-19, seeing students’ learning loss quantified in the form of declining scores was nothing […]
We’re proud to work with a wide range of professional organizations to help states develop high-quality assessment programs quickly and cost-effectively. New Meridian collaborates with The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc. (Center for Assessment) and the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), as well as the test administration companies that support our partner states.