About Us

Measurement Incorporated (MI) is an employee-owned corporation and leading provider of customized educational assessment services for state departments, other testing companies, and various organizations.

What We Do

Measurement Incorporated’s commitment to providing high-quality educational products and services in a manner that benefits clients, employees, and the community are reflected in the organization’s vision, mission, and values.

Vision

MI strives to be a company that lives by its values every day, year after year—a company that clients seek as a valued partner, that employees appreciate working for, and that the community trusts as a good corporate citizen.

Mission

MI seeks to benefit our clients, employees/owners, community, and profession by providing excellence in assessment.

Values

The success of MI is founded on these values:

  • sustainable financial success that allows the organization to thrive and that provides our employees with opportunities for prosperity;
  • uncommon commitment to deliver to our clients, in a collaborative relationship, exceptional value, quality, and service;
  • faith in our employees to care for our business and serve our clients, including an ongoing investment in employee professional development;
  • high performance, effective results, and conduct marked by integrity, trust, and diligence;
  • creativity, innovation, and adaptability in the way we conduct our business and serve our clients;
  • camaraderie and teamwork in the workplace, with all who contribute sharing in the rewards of success; and
  • good corporate citizenship, through which we aspire to make our community and the world a better place.

Leadership

The members of MI’s management team have helped to build an enterprise with a distinguished reputation for quality control and excellence. Under their leadership, MI has expanded its capabilities to incorporate a full spectrum of assessment services including research, test and item development, scoring, reporting, analysis and technical support.

Dr. Henry H. Scherich, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

As Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Measurement Incorporated, Dr. Scherich advises and counsels senior management. Under his leadership, MI achieved a reputation as the nation’s foremost contractor in the scoring of performance assessments. Since 1980, Dr. Scherich and the MI staff have completed large-scale test development, administration, and scoring projects for more than two dozen state departments of education as well as numerous other projects involving field tests, certification exams, machine scoring and processing, development of instructional instruments, and program evaluation. MI’s extensive corporate capabilities are largely a reflection of Dr. Scherich’s wide-ranging interests in all aspects of educational assessment.

Dr. Scherich earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a specialty in Statistics and Measurement from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1975. He previously worked for the Houghton Mifflin Company as Director of Test Research and Scoring Services and for NTS Research Corporation as Measurement and Data Management Center Director. These positions involved test development, test standardization, research projects, scoring services, Title I evaluations, and special projects. Dr. Scherich has also been a high school teacher and guidance counselor.

Mr. Nelson Androes, President & Chief Operating Officer

As President of Measurement Incorporated, Mr. Androes manages the day to day operations of MI’s staff and services. He is responsible for designing, planning, and implementing business strategies that align corporate services with the evolving needs of customers. He provides overall direction and guidance to all departments ensuring high quality results while maintaining MI’s mission and vision. Mr. Androes has a proven record of driving the growth of MI’s technological capabilities to innovate assessment products and services.

Mr. Androes was previously the Senior Vice President of Information Technology at MI, where he planned, coordinated, directed, and designed all operational activities of the IT department as well as provided direction and support for IT solutions that enhanced mission-critical business operations. Prior to joining MI in 2004, he worked for IBM as software development manager and software engineer and at NCS (now Pearson) as a software developer. Mr. Androes earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University.

Dr. Corey Palermo, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

As Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer at Measurement Incorporated, Dr. Palermo spearheads the development and execution of MI’s strategic initiatives. He directs the implementation of MI’s strategic plan, evaluates organizational effectiveness, and cultivates MI’s research agenda. Dr. Palermo also leads MI’s Performance Assessment Scoring Department, directing a staff of over 50 full time and thousands of temporary employees. Previously, he served as Vice President, Performance Assessment Scoring at MI.

Dr. Palermo’s research examines rater effects in large‐scale assessment contexts; automated scoring, in particular automated writing evaluation applications to improve the teaching and learning of writing; and teacher professional development in the context of large-scale assessment programs. His work has been published in leading peer-reviewed education journals such as: Contemporary Educational Psychology, Journal of Educational Measurement, Journal of Writing Research, and Teaching and Teacher Education. Dr. Palermo holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from North Carolina State University. He began his career in education teaching in the North Carolina public school system and has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses at North Carolina State University.

Dr. Arianto Wibowo, Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer at Measurement Incorporated, Dr. Wibowo is responsible for optimizing MI's operating model, and for aligning technology implementation to current standard and best practices. He provides direction and guidance to data-driven decision making within the company and oversees the integration of artificial intelligence into MI's products and services.

Dr. Wibowo began his career at MI as a Psychometrician. With his strong analytical background, he became increasingly involved in cross-departmental projects, improving efficiency and reliability of the company's systems and procedures, and later served as the Director of Data Science and Analytics at MI. Many of his innovative solutions have been integrated into MI's products and services. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Twente in The Netherlands.

Mr. Alex A. Avila, CPA, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Avila is responsible for financial reporting and other administrative functions of Measurement Incorporated, including payroll, tax compliance, benefit program administration, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. Mr. Avila has a strong background in both large and small business management and in international finance. Prior to joining MI in 1994, he worked as chief operating officer for North Carolina First Flight, Inc., where he developed the company’s business plan and corporate policy, expanded banking relations, managed financial portfolios, provided financial reports, and negotiated multi-million dollar high technology investment deals. He also worked for Carolina Power and Light Company as financial analyst and for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco International, Inc., concerning its financial interests in Latin America. Mr. Avila, a Certified Public Accountant, received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Georgia Southern University and a Master of International Management in Marketing and Finance from the American Graduate School of International Management.

As Vice President, Assessment Technology at Measurement Incorporated, Ms. Crissman directs the strategy, development, marketing, and sales of MI’s formative assessment tools. Her knowledge and expertise in both education and marketing has enabled MI’s established software products, MI Write (formerly PEG Writing) and MI Tutor (formerly PEG Writing Scholar), to grow into essential classroom tools. Under Ms. Crissman’s guidance, MI Compass, MI’s newest formative assessment tool, will empower teachers with authentic tools for both planned and on-the-go student assessment.

Ms. Crissman began her career as a classroom teacher and has over a decade of experience working with students and teachers in technology-rich environments. Her experience in the classroom and in education provides essential insights into the needs of teachers which guides the development of MI’s software products. She holds a B.A. in Secondary English Education and an M.A. in English Education from The State University of New York - Cortland and has completed extensive post-graduate coursework at The University of North Carolina – Greensboro.

Mr. Horton supervises the personnel responsible for distribution, collection, storage, and recycling of test materials, and the acquisition and maintenance of physical properties. Mr. Horton joined MI in 1990 as warehouse manager and assumed the role of Facilities Manager in 1994. Prior to joining MI, he had been warehouse supervisor for Redemco Universal Beverage Company in Avon, Massachusetts.

Dr. McClintock has 20 years of experience in psychological research, assessment, and project management. As the Vice President, Research and Development, he supervises a staff of more than 80 professionals and provides leadership in all aspects of test and item development. He directs Project Managers for a number of projects, including MI’s Benchmark Assessment Item Bank. Prior to joining MI, he was Director of Examination Services & Research for the American Board of Anesthesiology where he advised the Board of Directors on psychometric issues for objective and performance examinations, conducting a number of validity and reliability studies that allowed the Board to refine and improve the certification and testing process. Additionally, Dr. McClintock served as the Director of Programs for a major certification vendor, where he directed the test development activities of numerous certification programs. In this capacity, he conducted item-writing workshops, standard setting studies, and role delineation studies. He has published peer-reviewed articles on data forensics and erasure analyses.

Dr. McClintock earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His professional focus was on psychological assessment. In addition, he developed an online psychology course for the University of North Carolina, and taught undergraduate psychology courses for 13 years.

Dr. Menendez co-leads the Evaluation and School Improvement Services unit and serves as the principal investigator of evaluation projects. She is responsible for contributing to business and strategy development, operations, supervision, and finance.

Dr. Menendez began her career at Measurement Incorporated in 1998 as a research associate. She became a senior research associate in 2004. During her 18 years in that role, she directed numerous research and evaluation studies of state- and federal-funded education initiatives. Most of these studies were executed across multiple sites and required multifaceted data collection, complex methodologies, strong coordination, and ongoing collaboration with clients and key stakeholders. Dr. Menendez regularly presents evaluation findings to state boards of education and at national conferences. She holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Fordham University.

As Senior Vice President, Dr. Thomas spearheads the Evaluation and School Improvement Services unit at MI. In his role, Dr. Thomas is responsible for day-to-day operations of the unit as well as cultivating opportunities for expansion, customers, and new markets across areas such as research/evaluation, education, and human services.

Dr. Thomas brings 20 years of successful management experience across public and private sectors. Dr. Thomas began his career as a special education teacher and has served in various capacities across K-12 educational settings including leadership roles across state and local levels. His business sector experiences include executive leadership roles within educational publishing. Dr. Thomas is a certified school and district administrator and holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Methodology from the State University of New York in Albany.

Mr. Wicker oversees the scoring system software development, document scanning, data analysis, and reporting of assessment responses. Mr. Wicker’s oversight includes managing the design, development, and implementation of computer software solutions for numerous clients relative to educational assessment data processing and score reporting. Additionally, he is responsible for planning, maintaining, supporting, and upgrading all scoring systems and applications. Mr. Wicker has been with MI since 2002, and was previously a Software Development Manager in the IT department. Mr. Wicker earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Methodist University. During Mr. Wicker’s tenure at Measurement Incorporated, he has been involved in the transition from paper based assessments, scoring, and reporting to online delivery of those services.

History

The Past

In 1975, Dr. Henry Scherich earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in Statistics and Measurement from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. After gaining substantial work experience in educational publishing and testing, Dr. Scherich was ready to stake his future in the growing testing industry. Measurement Incorporated (MI) was established in 1980 in the basement of his former home on Woodrow Street in Durham, North Carolina.

Under the continued leadership of Dr. Scherich, the MI staff have successfully completed numerous large-scale assessment projects, scored millions of tests, developed tens of thousands of test items, and produced a multitude of instructional instruments. The company has expanded its scoring facilities and its capacity to provide additional services and technologies related to assessment.

Additional details and the stories behind MI’s three historic buildings in downtown Durham are presented in the publication History in Our Midst.

The Present

Today, MI is an employee-owned corporation with a full-time staff of over 300 (and seasonal staff of thousands) that provides customized educational assessment services for state departments, other testing companies, and various organizations. MI upholds a reputation as an industry leader in hand- and automated scoring solutions, test development services, and school improvement services.

Clients

Measurement Incorporated has provided services to over 30 state departments of education, various nonprofit organizations and associations, large school districts and educational institutions, colleges and universities, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, and several foundations.

Awards & Recognition

Champion of Democracy Award (Kids Voting - Durham)
North Carolina 100 (Grant Thornton & Business NC Magazine)
Best Practices Award (NC Psychological Association)
Connecting People Award (Volunteer Center of Durham)
Triangle Fast 50 (Triangle Business Journal)
Inner City 100 (Inc. Magazine)
Platinum Rule Awards (Triangle Business Journal)
eLearning Innovation Award (Macromedia): First Place, Education Category
George & Mary Pyne Historic Preservation Award
Employer of the Year (The Arc of Durham County)
Education Top-Priority Award (Chamber of Commerce)
Bright Light Award (Downtown Durham, Inc.)
Small Business of the Year (Chamber of Commerce)
Automated Student Assessment Prize Phase One (Hewlett Foundation)
Automated Student Assessment Prize Phase Two (Hewlett Foundation)
NAEP Automated Scoring Challenge (National Center for Education Statistics)

Culture

Measurement Incorporated (MI) is an employee-owned corporation that invokes a sense of pride and responsibility in its employees toward the customers they serve and the communities in which they live. MI maintains a humanistic, inclusive work environment for its employees to encourage increased staff morale, loyalty, productivity, and ultimately, profitability. In addition to competitive compensation, MI offers employee-friendly benefits and workplace policies including health insurance, profit sharing, holidays and paid time off, 401K, paid parental leave, educational reimbursement, and professional organization memberships.

As a community-conscious organization, MI regularly participates in programs involving student internships, business development, arts and literacy, historic preservation, community revitalization, recycling, and supporting disadvantaged and disabled individuals.

Locations

Corporate Headquarters

215 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701

phone: (919) 683-2413


Other offices

Albany, NY
41 State St.
Suite 403
Albany, NY 12207

phone: (518) 427-9840


Greensboro, NC
Spring Valley Shopping Center
435 West Meadowview Road
Greensboro, NC 27406

phone: (336) 275-3100


Nashville, TN
2631 Lakevilla Dr
Nashville, TN 37217

phone: 615-831-2100


New York, NY
749 E 135th Street
Suite 222 Bronx NY 10454


Taylor, MI
21520 Ecorse Road
Taylor, MI 48180

phone: (734) 544-7686


White Plains, NY
34 South Broadway, Suite 601
White Plains, NY 10601

phone: (914) 682-1969

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