MINNEAPOLIS, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MDESE) has awarded Questar Assessment, a K–12 assessment solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability, to continue to be the primary contractor for its Missouri Assessment Program End-of-Course Assessments (MAP EOC).
Key Components of the MDESE/Questar Assessment Partnership
- Program Continuity
From program management to scoring, Questar will staff the MAP EOC program with the responsive, flexible and dedicated professionals who have worked on the program in the past and are personally invested in its continued success.
- Test Development Expertise
Questar's team of assessment design and psychometrics experts will utilize a comprehensive range of services — test design, item selection, and test construction; field testing; and more — to build new test forms for the MAP EOC program according to approved test specifications.
- Responsive Program Management
Questar's program management team will continue to build on its successes with the MAP EOC program to create, refine, and execute it with precision and professionalism, while implementing greater efficiencies, improving communication, identifying additional opportunities for process improvements, and more.
- Assessment Delivery on a Next-Generation Online Platform
Questar, having partnered with MDESE in previous years to deliver more than 1.5 million MAP EOC assessments online, covering nine different content areas, will continue to offer MDESE a best-in-class online testing system that will include such enhancements as the addition of an audio accommodation and a new secure browser for desktop testing.
"We are honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education," said Jamie Post Candee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Questar Assessment Inc. "We look forward to a partnership with the state that builds on our past successes and continues to make the MAP EOC program the best it can be for Missouri's students."
About Questar Assessment Inc.
Questar Assessment Inc. is a K–12 assessment solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability. We take a fresh and innovative approach to meaningful assessment design, delivery, scoring, analysis, and reporting. And we are reimagining how assessments can empower educators by giving them the insights they need to improve instruction and fully prepare students for college or career. Our high-quality, reliable assessment products and services are easily scaled and tailored to meet the specific needs of states and districts at an unprecedented value. Educators trust our high-performing teams and dependable technology to minimize risks and ensure success for states, districts, schools, and students. Questar is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and can be reached at Questarai.com or 952-997-2700.
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