NWEA Vice President, Data Operations & Enterprise Quality
"I have worked with the team at Strategic Measurement and Evaluation in one capacity or another for over 10 years. In that time I have found them to be enthusiastic, detailed, hard-working professionals with a focus on meeting or exceeding client expectations. Their broad range of assessment expertise allows them to engineer and deliver custom assessment solutions and to successfully complete complex assessment-related tasks under tight timelines. I have found them to be responsive and flexible and a great team with which to work. Hopefully, we'll have many opportunities to work together over the next 10 years."
Donna Snodgrass, Ph.D.
President of the CAP Foundation
"I have worked closely with Strategic Measurement and Evaluation (SME) on a wide variety of successful assessment projects for over two decades and, in my opinion, SME is a test director’s best friend! Rather than providing off-the-shelf and one-size-fits-all assessments, SME demonstrates the unique capacity, talent, and willingness to design your 'just right' assessment. Their custom-developed test items that flow from project blueprints directly measure the specific academic skills and capacities implied in the standards. Regarding the CAP science and social studies tests, I have repeatedly heard teachers exclaim, 'These items really measure the academic content at the levels of thinking that the standards ask me to teach!' An added bonus of working with SME is that they provide materials and training to help classroom educators transform abstract standards into instructional actions that move learning forward. SME products not only measure learning, they also promote learning. Every educational testing company promises to provide technically sound standards-aligned assessment items, meaningful reports, and professional support at a reasonable cost. SME delivers."
Co-Founder & CEO - MZ Development
"The MZD/Strategic Measurement and Evaluation partnership began in 2016, and SME continues to be an organization that delivers innovative assessment solutions that focus on increasing simplicity and quality while decreasing costs to state and district customers. Each opportunity led by SME includes constant focus on customer service, adherence to schedules and deadlines, and the ultimate delivery of quality results. MZD has had the good fortune of being part of the NY 3-8 ELA and Math state assessment scoring project for three years, a significant effort led by SME. Each year, there are an amazing number of examples of SME going the extra mile to ensure timely and quality scoring for their district partners. The team at MZD is proud of the partnership with SME and look forward to each and every opportunity to work on new projects with SME and to better serve educators."