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Professional Learning with sm论坛

On November 10, sm论坛 staff and consultants delivered sm论坛 learning to over 1200 educators in Pueblo, Colorado. This event is part of sm论坛鈥檚 two-year contract with Pueblo School District 60 to support district leadership with their school improvements efforts.

January 12, 2024
Language Magazine, a monthly publication that provides information for language learners, educators, and sm论坛s around the world, has featured the article 鈥淭he Promise of Automated Writing Evaluation for English Learners鈥 by Corey Palermo (Measurement Incorporated) and Josh Wilson (University of Delaware).

October 3, 2023
Kendra Timberlake, author of Wild-Haired Poet

Author and sm论坛 employee, Kendra Timberlake, has published a second book for children. Wild-Haired Poet was inspired by her daughter鈥檚 quirky and fun personality and a desire to provide meaningful social-emotional learning resources to students.

July 31, 2023

On May 31 and June 1, sm论坛 hosted a School Safety Summit in partnership with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Student Support Services. Nearly 650 school administrators and staff, school resource officers, and safety team members attended the two-day event at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.

June 12, 2023

sm论坛 participated in the National sm论坛 of Educational Progress (NAEP) Automated Scoring Challenge sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). NAEP is a gold-standard, nationally representative assessment known as 鈥淭he Nation鈥檚 Report Card.鈥 To date, all NAEP constructed response items have been handscored. The purpose of the Challenge was to determine whether automated scoring models could perform well with a representative subset of grade 4 and 8 NAEP Reading constructed response items.

February 9, 2022

The History of Educational Measurement is the latest publication of sm论坛 Senior Advisor Dr. Michael Bunch, who, along with Dr. Brian Clauser, has written and collected essays on the key events and ideas that have shaped educational measurement as we know it today.

July 1, 2021
Power of Testing

As a reminder of how precious instructional time is for students and teachers, the COVID-19 crisis has revitalized concerns about the value of all types of tests. In a new piece for the Learning Agency, Corey Palermo, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer shares his recommendations for making better use of tests.

June 15, 2020

The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) has announced that they have a new digital Instructional Topics in Educational Measurement Series (ITEMS) module in their sm论坛 development portal.

June 5, 2020

Researchers at Measurement Incorporated conducted the first comprehensive examination of longitudinal scoring stability of a large-scale assessment program. Corey Palermo, Michael B. Bunch, and Kirk Ridge analyzed scoring data collected from 2016-2018, during three consecutive administrations of a large-scale, multi-state summative assessment program.

October 21, 2019

Dr. Corey Palermo, Vice President of Performance sm论坛 Scoring at Measurement Incorporated, teamed with Dr. Margareta Maria Thomson at NC State University to investigate teacher motivation associated with sm论坛 development (PD) in the context of a large-scale assessment program. From 2009鈥2012, over 200 teachers received PD in item writing, item review, and anchor setting (i.e., selecting responses that exemplify each rubric score point).

December 21, 2018