What Teachers Should Know About Assessment

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 […]

Michael Horn: New Meridian Pilot Programs are ‘Incredibly Exciting’ 

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 […]

We Just Lost 40% of Pre-Pandemic Gains—Our Students Deserve an Urgent Response

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 […]

New Meridian Experts Present at NCSA

New Meridian was proud to sponsor the National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) in Atlanta late last month and to see several New Meridian experts presenting on stage.  During the three-day event we were able to connect with other industry leaders, share our mission to advance equity in education, and participate in two symposia sessions.  […]

New Meridian Begins Piloting Next Generation Assessment

Every educator in the United States knows the level of disruption brought about by the pandemic. Student proficiency is no longer keeping pace with curriculum, standards and grade levels. Almost every classroom now includes students with widely varying skill levels and different needs. Even state assessment, the very tool we use to measure our own […]

We’re Proud to Sponsor NCME

We’re Proud to Sponsor NCME

New Meridian is proud to be a sponsor of the National Council on Measurement in Education annual meeting, an event that will draw roughly 1,200 educational professionals to San Diego this month to