Offering the highest-quality assessment content available
New Meridian is the only provider able to offer access to the content that underlies the PARCC assessment — the first and only assessment to date to have passed The U.S. Department of Education’s peer review.
Proven for quality, reliability, validity, and efficacy at scale
Study after study has concluded that this test content is superior.
The assessment items available through New Meridian have been successfully administered more than 6.5 million times across multiple states. Peer reviewers found that the PARCC reading/language arts and mathematics general assessments — for both grades 3-8 and for high school — meet expectations, the highest standard under The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Additional third-party reviewers
Measuring the skills that matter most
Illuminating critical thinking, reasoning, research and communication skills.
New Meridian test items are specifically designed to allow students to demonstrate their mastery of these essential skills by performing authentic and engaging tasks.
In English Language Arts, we focus on clear and persuasive writing along with analyses of challenging texts. In Mathematics, we focus on the application of skills and concepts, abstract reasoning, and modeling of real-world problems.
Standards-aligned and operationally ready
Allows for expedited test development with content that’s ready to use.
Because New Meridian content is operationally ready, it shortens the test development time while keeping quality high. Our content is also aligned to most states’ college- and career-readiness standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics in grades 3–8 and high school. It has undergone rigorous educator content and data reviews as well as field testing with thousands of students that are representative of the national student population.
States may also take advantage of our validated reporting scale and performance standards, which have been vertically aligned and benchmarked to strong indicators of college and career readiness.
Fresh, high-quality content every year
Hundreds of new passages and thousands of new items.
New Meridian is always working with state educators to develop, curate, and validate new high-quality test items that are operationally ready to be incorporated into states’ custom assessment designs.
We follow a painstaking industry-leading process that involves and is endorsed by master teachers and accessibility experts, as well as representatives from state departments of education, colleges, and universities. Our content development is grounded in the principles of evidence-centered design (ECD) and fully compliant with The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Criteria for Procuring and Evaluating High-Quality Assessments.