New Meridian is pioneering a new approach for educational assessment.
New Meridian is an assessment design and development company committed to advancing equity in education by developing assessments that focus on the skills that matter: critical thinking, deep understanding, and effective communication. Data from our assessments enable educators to be more responsive to students’ learning needs to ensure all students have the opportunity to master critical grade-level learning standards and graduate prepared for future success.
We founded New Meridian to make very high-quality assessments affordable and available to more states and districts. Low-quality assessments steal valuable instructional time and narrow the curriculum to practicing rote skills; high-quality assessments support the work of professional educators who are committed to deepening student learning by focusing on critical thinking, understanding, and communication. All students should have access to learning opportunities that focus on these critical skills; high-quality assessments help ensure that happens.
Recognizing that not all states and districts can afford such high-quality assessments, New Meridian launched its secure content exchanges to enable states to participate in the development and sharing of high-quality assessment content much more cost effectively. Educators from across participating states contribute their expertise in the ongoing design and development of rich test questions. Meanwhile, states maintain their state-specific blueprint and standards.
“New Meridian is an organization full of smart people who enjoy solving complex problems. But, my favorite part about working here is that we are encouraged and given the space to be innovative in assessment. Our team thrives on challenging ourselves every single day.”
New Meridian is shifting the future of assessments to advance the quality of public education.
The new model for assessment services includes the following:
We have charted a new path, different from other assessment organizations, which we call the New Meridian Way. Along this path lies our promise to our customers to consistently deliver quality and value through technical excellence, innovation, and collaboration.
That promise means we are committed to partnering with our customers to design and develop assessments aligned to their needs, supporting them from start to finish, and responding as needs change. We welcome input and feedback and apply it to our products and services as we strive to continuously improve and always provide value to our customers.
Finally, by fulfilling our promise, we are transforming assessments to be a positive force for deepening student learning to expand quality educational opportunities for all students. We make this commitment to the individual students we serve and to our larger society, which grows stronger as its citizens are better equipped to face the complex challenges of the future.
At New Meridian, we believe our assessments are advancing the quality of public education and expanding opportunities for all students. None of this is possible without a dedicated group of people that share this passion and the desire to effect real change. We seek to recruit talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives who show genuine enthusiasm for this work.
Interested in working with a dynamic team to transform the education assessment system?