Bringing together student assessment and school quality measures, two education nonprofits have agreed to merge, their boards of directors announced today. Dover, N.H.-based Measured Progress, provider of standards-based assessment, and metro Atlanta-based AdvancED accrediting body, will join forces to form a nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement.
The merged nonprofit organization will offer an integrated platform bringing together a broad range of student academic and non-academic data, as well as improved decision-making tools. The platform will help school leaders and teachers refine instruction, improve learning environments, allocate resources, and address other factors that research says affect student and school performance. The new nonprofit will also provide professional development for educators.