Measured Progress engages in research to find new connections between student learning and assessment. The company publishes papers, studies, and commentaries on its research activities in journals and publications; its leadership also presents frequently at conferences throughout the country.
Research primarily originates from two departments:
The Psychometrics department at Measured Progress is dedicated both to theoretical and applied psychometric research. All initiatives are guided by the department's Research Framework, which explains how various psychometric concepts relate to one another from a research perspective. Through this framework, you can learn about a variety of psychometric topics and research projects conducted at Measured Progress.
The Inclusive Assessment department at Measured Progress sponsors and conducts research on the technical characteristics and impact of all forms of K-12 student assessment. Measured Progress has a strong interest in improving educational opportunities and narrowing the achievement gaps of students with disabilities, English language learners, and other at-risk students. Recent research has focused on topics such as accommodations, universal design, alternate assessment, Web-based testing, reporting strategies, and psychometric models. Measured Progress also partners with other experts and educational institutions.