Randy Schuessler is Chief Technology Officer at New Meridian, responsible for the company’s technology strategy, customer and enterprise systems, data analytics, and security. He has 30 years of technology development experience with 20 years in educational assessment. We caught up with Randy to talk about everything from his unique background to his approach to technology. […]
The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has approved a Field-Testing Flexibility Waiver for the new Montana Alternative Student Testing (MAST) pilot program, an innovative through-year assessment design championed by Montana State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen.
Nearly a thousand educators and experts convened at the National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) in New Orleans this June to discuss through-year testing, community engagement, and other vital components of next-generation assessment as states continue to revise their systems in the wake of the pandemic.
After piloting in 30 districts, state expands innovative MAST program AUSTIN, TX â€” APRIL 21, 2023 â€” Leaders at New Meridian Corporation applauded a decision by the Montana Office of Public Instruction to expand the stateâ€™s successful through-course assessment pilot program. â€œMontana is leading the nation in creating the next generation of assessment,â€ said Arthur […]
After almost a decade of experience in assessment, much of it with the State of Oklahoma where she served as Deputy Superintendent of Assessment & Accountability, Maria Cammack joined New Meridian as Vice President of Assessment Design and Development in 2022. We caught up with Maria to discuss the next generation of assessment. The interview […]
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.Â Â Â Â â€œAssessments often become synonymous with an autopsy in our education system,â€ said Michael Horn, an author and education consultant. â€œIt’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 studentsâ€™ learning loss quantified in the form of declining scores was nothing […]
At New Meridian, we have spent a year studying next-generation assessments. We have codified our ideas into a whitepaper: Now is the Time to Reimagine Assessments. We invite you to read
The difference between high-quality and low-quality assessment is both dramatic and consequential, and educators need to understand the systemic impact of qualityâ€”especially in todayâ€™s environment