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Moving Forward

January 2020

January 2020 SME will continue to engage in projects that require a range of assessment expertise. We will continue to partner with districts seeking to develop custom assessments, to enhance the assessment literacy of local educators, and to receive a personalized assessment or evaluation experience linked directly to local needs and outcomes. We will continue …

Moving Forward

January 2020

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The Five Skill Project Begins

April 2018

Feedback from private-school clients indicates a real need for an updated high school placement test. SME focuses its content and technical resources on developing a new online placement test that will take advantage of the opportunities offered via an online delivery platform. These advantages include updated content standards, augmented security, the utilization of technology-enhanced items, …

The Five Skill Project Begins

April 2018

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Prime Contractor for
District- and State-Level Assessment Work

2010 – Today

As a full-service assessment company, SME is selected to provide content development and psychometric support for district- and state-level assessment programs in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Depending on the project, SME is directly involved in the development, printing, distribution, analysis, and reporting of assessment products.

Mobile Scoring Center Added

January 2009

SME added a mobile scoring center with over 300 laptops, transportable server stations, and related project equipment. SME is able to use this mobile scoring center to provide extra capacity for existing projects or as a stand-alone scoring center for specific projects.

The Operation Expanded

September 2008

In addition to our core staff, SME contracts with content specialists based on the needs of individual projects. Over the series of development projects SME has completed, the organization has developed a pool of talented item writers, editors and content specialists who are utilized as needed.

Two Locations

April 2008

SME maintains offices in Lafayette, Indiana and Champaign, Illinois—two university communities with a highly educated workforce. These offices house SME’s full-time staff and each site includes a performance assessment scoring center. Across the two facilities, the scoring centers have approximately 150 web-enabled scoring workstations.

Off to a Strong Start

March 2007

SME is selected by a national non-profit foundation to conduct assessment system audits of major school districts across the United States (e.g., Cleveland Municipal School District, New Haven Public Schools, Pasadena Unified Schools, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, and more). The results are used to realign assessment work in each district. SME is selected by …

Off to a Strong Start

March 2007

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Company Was Founded

October 2006

Founded in 2006 by Denis Jarvinen, Ph.D., the focus of Strategic Measurement and Evaluation, Inc. (SME) is improving the quality of assessment material, advancing the reliability and validity of assessment scoring, and promoting the effective use of assessment and evaluation data. To accomplish these goals, SME provides assessment design, development, scoring, and psychometric services to …

Company Was Founded

October 2006

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