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Press Release: PEG Writing Wins 2014 BESSIE Award

DURHAM, NC (April 28, 2014) – The ComputED Gazette, in its 20th Annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES), named PEG Writing™ the best Writing and Composition Website in the Middle School division.

Judges described PEG Writing as “an elegant, robust platform that delivers individualized writing instruction and instant feedback” and praised the program’s ability to save teachers time. The reviewers noted the platform’s usefulness for elementary and high schools students as well. See the full review at http://computedgazette.com/page6.html#linkhere.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as the best Writing and Composition website for 2014,” said Henry Scherich, President of Measurement Incorporated. “Much of the credit, however, belongs to the thousands of students and teachers who work with the program daily and provide us with insightful suggestions on how to keep PEG Writing moving ever forward.”

For the competition, PEG Writing was evaluated based on its effectiveness as an instructional support program aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Features such as instant feedback, peer review, and custom prompt development save teachers time and increase collaboration in the classroom. For more information about how PEG Writing can be used to deliver individualized writing instruction, visit www.pegwriting.com.

About the BESSIES
The BESSIE Awards recognize innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers worldwide.

About PEG Writing
PEG Writing is a web-based writing platform designed to help students in grades 3-12 develop their writing skills through frequent practice, timely feedback, and engaging online tutorials. The solution is powered by Project Essay Grade (PEG™) software, an award-winning, predictive scoring technology based on more than 40 years of research by Ellis Batten Page, whose pioneering work in the field of computational linguistics has distinguished him as the father of computer-based essay scoring. MI acquired the PEG technology in 2002 and continues to develop it for use in a wide variety of applications in addition to PEG Writing. Coupled with MI’s 30+ years of experience in performance assessment (human scoring of essays), today’s PEG software delivers valid and reliable scoring unrivaled in the industry.

About Measurement Incorporated
Measurement Incorporated™ (MI) is a full-service educational assessment company that provides achievement tests and scoring services for state governments, other testing companies, and various organizations. Since its founding, MI has earned and continues to uphold its reputation as the industry leader in providing professional handscoring services for essays and open-ended exams. MI was established in 1980 by Dr. Henry Scherich in Durham, North Carolina.

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Project Essay Grade, PEG, and PEG Writing are trademarks of Measurement Incorporated, Durham, NC

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