The National Center and State Collaborative (“NCSC”) General Supervision Enhancement Grant (“GSEG”) Project is pleased to announce that Measured Progress, Inc. has been awarded a contract to help develop design solutions for the NCSC technology platform. Drawing on extensive experience in educational assessment and technology, Measured Progress will work with NCSC leaders to determine the specifications for a technology system to include the system architecture and technical environment, as well as best practices for developing an efficient open source, interoperable solution.
The NCSC GSEG project is led by five (5) national centers and nineteen (19) states, plus five (5) affiliated Tier II states, to build an alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) for students with significant cognitive disabilities in grades 3 – 8 and once in high school. The goal of the NCSC GSEG project is to ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities achieve increasingly higher academic outcomes and leave high school ready for post-secondary options.
The desired technology system will be integral to a multi-faceted system designed to support instruction and assessment. Technology will play a key role in the system, serving as the primary mechanism for warehousing information, delivering resources, facilitating scoring, and producing reports. NCSC GSEG intends to leverage the benefits of technology by developing high quality items and tasks that provide multiple means for students to respond, with integrated supports. In addition, NCSC is building a system to support educators and families with curriculum, instruction, and professional development resources.
For more information contact Robin Taylor, NCSC GSEG Procurement Consultant, at email@example.com.