contract test reader (Current Employee) – Longmont, CO – May 16, 2017
It was a welcoming environment however due to the nature of the job they are a seasonal company grading tests. I think it was educational and challenging as part of the job was interpreting if the student fully understood the material they were being tested on. Some of the answers were a bit ambiguous so it made grading some of the questions challenging. I like a job that not only engages me mentally but a job where I am not glued to my chair at my desk for 8 hours.
Standardized Test Scorer (Former Employee) – Dover, NH – March 17, 2017
I would highly recommend PIne Crest! The academics are top notch, the teacher well trained and the families that attend PC are very supportive. Definitely visit the school if you are looking for a great place for your child.
Reader/Scorer (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – November 16, 2016
This was a great part time job. I allowed me to work at other jobs (including working the NY State Senate) and earn my bachelor's degree at the same time. The work had easy to follow guidelines and management was very helpful and easily accessible. The work involved reading the hand-written responses to standardized testing question from students all over the country. I really enjoyed this job because it was amusing and interesting to see how young people think and to see them express themselves. I really only hated when I had to fail a student's response for being off topic when I found that response to be witty or well formed.
Was a strong company that folks wanted to retire at. No longer.
Manager (Current Employee) – Dover, NH – June 8, 2016
The company expects too much. Rather than onboarding with enough resources, they plan on their salary employees working 100+ hours a pay period. Expected to be on call around the clock and on weekends for many months. Moral is very low and some of the "fresh" hires from other organizations are trying to impose standards that take away from what we are known for. The company has lost its identity. There is no real focus or understanding of who and what we are anymore. Lots of initiatives that are dumped at the first sign of trouble rather than trying to improve.
A lot of hardworking, caring, and considerate workers who are tired and overworked. The more you excel at your job, the more you are expected to give with little to no recognition or compensation.
Cheap Vending Machines, On-site gym
Disconnected ELG. Functional Group Silos. Unrealistic expectations and almost no work/life balance.
Web Designer (Former Employee) – Dover, NH – June 7, 2016
I had a great time making a website for Measured Progress. They were friendly and communicative.
They clearly laid out what they wanted me to accomplish, and gave me the tools I needed to accomplish it. I've worked with Measured Progress in the past, and they've always provided exemplary employment practices.
Measured Progress is an industry leader in the development of customized, K-12 student assessments. Founded in 1983 (as Advanced Systems in Measurement and Evaluation) with initial contracts in Maine and Massachusetts, the company was a pioneer in authentic, standards-based assessments that contributed to teaching and learning. Our current and recent projects have provided assessment solutions for upwards of 2.5 million students. We’ve worked with state departments of education on summative assessments in more than 20 states, and we provide formative assessment solutions for teachers in hundreds of districts nationwide.
Great people and a pleasant work environment
A non-profit, the compensation and benefits conservative
The education assessment industry is under tremendous strain at the moment. I suspect that all companies in this industry are experiencing volatility - and are each needing to find effective ways to respond to the market while retaining a qualified work force.
Accounts Payable Clerk II (Former Employee) – Dover, NH – April 2, 2015
Was able to receive on-the-job training in the accounts payable group. Company very family-oriented; never a problem if I had to be out for an extended period of time. I thank MP for the chance to better me, as an employee and as a person.