April 29, 2014

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 here.

“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.”

April 11, 2014

Alignment between standards and assessments is an imperative component of the education process. In this interactive webinar with Corey Palermo from Measurement Incorporated, you'll learn how to determine if assessment items are as demanding cognitively as what students are expected to know and be able to do as described in the standards.

March 13, 2014

DURHAM, NC (January 13, 2014) – Measurement Incorporated announces that its acclaimed Web-based writing program, PEG Writing™, has been enhanced to support “peer review,” a collaborative process through which students can give feedback to and receive criticism from their classmates in a supportive and constructive environment managed by the teacher. Developed in response to feedback from users and experts in the field of writing (such as the National Writing Project), the new peer review capability further distinguishes PEG Writing as the premier online writing program.

“Peer review is an essential strategy in modern writing instruction,” says Henry Scherich, President of MI. “But managing the dynamics of it in the classroom can be a challenge. We’ve implemented the process in such a way as to make it easy and more manageable for the teacher and non-threatening and even fun for the students.”

January 24, 2014

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Webinar: Competing In Today's Global Education Landscape

About the Webinar

What?

In this interactive webinar with Dr. Michael Bunch, Senior Vice President, Measurement Incorporated, you'll learn more about how the United States compares in today's global education landscape. You'll also learn about tools today's administrators and educators can use to raise the bar in American education.

When?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 @ 3:30 - 4:30 PM EST

Who?

Dr. Michael Bunch
Senior Vice President, Measurement Incorporated

June 12, 2013

PEG Writing is one of three products selected to participate in Fall 2013 trials of software designed to support writing instruction in the classroom. PEG Writing evaluates student writing skills using MI’s award winning artificial intelligence (AI) scoring technology, providing instant feedback to students and teachers.

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April 26, 2013

DURHAM, NC – Finalists for the 27th Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award were announced and Durham business leader Dr. Henry H. Scherich, president of Measurement Incorporated, is among those selected. The prestigious award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success.

March 13, 2013

Duke University Pratt School of Engineering To Offer Writing Planet To All International Students Next Fall

DURHAM, NC – Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering has agreed to subscribe to Urban Planet Mobile’s Writing Planet– a web-based English writing assessment tool specifically designed to help English as Second Language (ESL) students become more proficient in their English writing capabilities.

Urban Planet Mobile’s Writing Planet will be used by all Masters' level international students of the Masters’ in Engineering Management program who take the English Speaking and Writing course during the spring 2013 semester.  This is an effort by the engineering college to efficiently boost the English writing capabilities of its international students, who are typically below average English writers.  This will enable all Masters students to write better scholarly journals and continue to augment Duke University’s reputation.

February 25, 2013

Promising more teaching time and less grading time…

DURHAM, NC –Measurement Incorporated, a leader in educational assessment, launches a powerful and innovative learning program today. PEG Writing is a web-based writing practice program designed to help students develop effective writing skills by providing more opportunities to write and have their efforts instantly evaluated by award winning technology. PEG Writing's engaging interactive lessons and skill-building exercises also enhance student learning.

“There’s no substitute for practice in helping students become better writers,” says Henry “Hank” Scherich, President of Measurement Incorporated. “But grading reams of student writing puts an enormous burden on teachers. With PEG Writing taking on the “heavy lifting” of scoring, teachers will be able to focus on what they do best—coaching and mentoring.”

November 1, 2012

School districts across the country are now required to protect students from bullying, as legislation addressing this issue has been enacted in 49 states. While all states have the freedom to address this mandate as they see appropriate, the writing is on the wall—schools will need help and support to effectively carry out this work. MI is poised to do just that, with the capacity to offer states, districts and schools professional development, technical assistance, and expert coaching in leadership and bullying prevention. In September 2012, MI Consultant and retired school principal, Jim Dillon’s book, “No Place for Bullying” went on sale. The publisher, Corwin Press is, in its own words, “launching a major campaign” to market the book, and has made it the central title among its collection of bullying prevention resources.

October 4, 2012

Judges Concluded Project Essay Grade’s Ability To Score Short-Answer Constructed Responses Is Most Similar To Human Graders 

DURHAM, NC – The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Hewlett Foundation) has awarded first place in its national competition to Measurement Incorporated – a Durham, NC based full-service educational company that provides achievement tests and scoring services for state governments and various organizations –for having the best short-answer assessment scoring system.

The Hewlett Foundation’s competition determined that Measurement Incorporated’s Project Essay Grade (PEG) was similar to human graders in scoring short-answer student responses.  Judges for the competition determined that PEG is the most capable scoring system available to help teachers accurately score student written responses to test questions.

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