Through-Year Assessment Defined: How This Model Really Works

Educators across the country are talking about through-year assessment, and many states and districts have adopted the term. But what does through-year assessment actually mean? At New Meridian, we have spent the last few years building and testing a high-quality through-year assessment model. We have gathered input from scores of educators and piloted the system […]

Q&A: Randy Schuessler, Chief Technology Officer

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. […]

Discussing Through-Year Assessment at NCSA

Discussing Through-Year Assessment - Blog

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.

New Meridian: Montana is a Leader on Next-Generation Assessment

After piloting in 30 districts, state expands innovative MAST program  AUSTIN, TX — APRIL 21, 2023 — Leaders at New Meridian Corporation applauded a decision by the Montana Office of Public Instruction to expand the state’s successful through-course assessment pilot program.  “Montana is leading the nation in creating the next generation of assessment,” said Arthur […]

Q&A: Maria Cammack, Vice President of Assessment Design and Development

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 […]

Michael Horn: New Meridian Pilot Programs are Incredibly Exciting 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 […]

Now is the Time to Reimagine Assessments

Whitepaper: Now is the Time to Reimagine Assessments

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