DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – August 8, 2013 – Measured Progress, a leader in the science, art, technology, and practice of assessment, has announced that the COMMON CORE Assessment Program resources is now available for delivery via the ExamView Assessment Suite. ExamView enables educators to easily create, administer, and manage formative and summative assessments. Features include a Test Generator for creation of assessments and a Test Manager to manage online and paper tests and results and generate reports.
Measured Progress bundled its COMMON CORE Assessment Program to offer teachers, schools, and districts the flexibility they need to assess student understanding of the Common Core State Standards. Measured Progress based all items on the Common Core and built them to the item specifications established by both the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. Because the items are newly developed to the new standards, rather than back-aligned existing items, students gain exposure to the Common Core that many item banks neither provide nor measure.
The combination of the COMMON CORE Item Bank and Testlets and ExamView enables educators to:
• Build tests by drilling down to the desired content area, grade, standard and/or item type in the Item Bank
• Manage test assignments, administer tests online, or create and print assessments
• Use Testlets, which are available as pre-built, printable test forms (PDF) and are also configured in ExamView to be taken online
Once tests are created and scheduled, they can be printed, scanned, and then scored. In the case of online delivery, multiple-choice items will be scored automatically. In addition, educators can combine Item Bank content with items from other test banks, to create custom assessments. The COMMON CORE Item Bank includes 4,000 English language arts and mathematics items in grades three through eight and high school. Both the Item Bank and Testlets are written to different levels of Depth of Knowledge, which enables teachers to measure student knowledge using items of varying levels of complexity.
“By making COMMON CORE Assessment Program tools available through ExamView, we have the ability to offer easy access to our high-quality assessments to the half-million U.S. educators who already use ExamView, extending their existing investment and giving them ready access to assessments to help students and teachers prepare for the transition to the Common Core State Standards,” said Measured Progress President and CEO Martin Borg.
About Measured Progress
Measured Progress is a Dover, New Hampshire-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to student learning and improving instruction in the standards-based classroom. Since 1983, Measured Progress has successfully partnered with more than 30 states and hundreds of districts across the nation, as well as multi-state consortia, in support of assessment programs that affect millions of students. Measured Progress develops state-and district-level assessments and is the nation’s leading provider of alternate assessments for students with cognitive disabilities. Measured Progress also offers professional development services and solutions that assist educators in creating and using assessments that measure student achievement and improve instruction. As a not-for-profit organization, Measured Progress is deeply committed to its mission of helping educators improve student learning by connecting assessment, data, and instruction.
The ExamView® Assessment Suite enables educators to easily create, administer, and manage formative and summative assessments. ExamView features include a Test Generator for creation of assessments and a Test Manager to manage online and paper tests and results, as well as generation of reports. The ExamView platform enables educators to easily incorporate item bank questions into their lesson plans, quizzes, and tests, affording them real-time assessment and feedback. The integration of the ExamView Assessment Suite and the Measured Progress COMMON CORE Assessment Program™ content will give the ExamView user community of 500,000 educators a powerful tool to ease the transition to the Common Core State Standards.