Dr. Corey Palermo, Vice President of Performance Assessment Scoring at Measurement Incorporated, teamed with Dr. Margareta Maria Thomson at NC State University to investigate teacher motivation associated with professional development (PD) in the context of a large-scale assessment program. From 2009–2012, over 200 teachers received PD in item writing, item review, and anchor setting (i.e., selecting responses that exemplify each rubric score point).
PEG Writing can be a reliable tool to help educators make important intervention decisions.
In a recent study published in the Journal of School Psychology, Joshua Wilson (2018) evaluated the use of PEG (Project Essay Grade) automated essay scoring as a screener to identify struggling writers as part of a universal screening system. Findings indicated that students scoring in the lower-range of PEG (scores lower than 12 on a first draft of a 30-minute essay) had a higher likelihood of subsequently failing the state test. Similarly, students scoring in the upper-range of PEG (scores above 18) had a high likelihood of subsequently passing the summative test.
Measurement Incorporated (MI) will be at the 2018 Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Spring Conference in Phoenix, AZ on March 25-28. Christine Pirrello, Project Manager for PEG Products, will present “Empowering Adult Learners to Become Confident Writers” Tuesday, March 27th at 8:00 am. The presentation will highlight PEG Writing Scholar, MI’s innovative Automated Essay Evaluation (AEE) writing practice program for adult learners.
You can also visit us at Booth 121 for live PEG Writing Scholar demonstrations.
We look forward to seeing you! If you have questions for us before you arrive or if you are unable to join us at our booth, please feel free to contact us today.
Dr. Corey Palermo studied over 800 middle school students to understand how PEG Writing affects student's argumentative writing performance. He found that students who used PEG Writing produced higher quality essays.
…there are even more reasons to consider the potential of PEG Writing to make a positive impact on student achievement in your schools.
Students are more likely to increase their knowledge when they approach learning tasks strategically and actively manage their learning. Even young students are capable of regulating their learning to some extent.
Measurement Incorporated has been named to the 2017 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® (NC100), which ranks the state’s largest private companies by revenue. The complete list can be viewed at GrantThornton.com/NC100.
Did you know that hunger is still an issue for some in Durham? At the end of September eight MI employees volunteered their time to appear in a video promoting Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, an organization that helps fight hunger.
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has funded a partnership between Josh Wilson and Charles MacArthur, faculty in the University of Delaware School of Education, and Gaysha Beard, supervisor of English language arts (ELA) at Delaware’s Red Clay Consolidated School District.
MI partners with Kids Voting by designing the ballots and providing a scanner to count the ballots. Over the course of 19 elections we’ve tabulated over 150,000 student ballots. MI is proud to support Kids Voting!