Progress Testing – Florida’s Premier Publisher of Rigorous Test Items
Progress Testing has been a leading provider of formative-assessment materials for more than 17 years. Our company believes that quality assessments should serve as informative tools to help educators better understand the academic progress of their students. The effectiveness of our cornerstone products — FCAT Test Maker in Florida and STAAR Test Maker in Texas — has been established by independent studies conducted by client school districts:
- Read the analysis of our FSA Bank (formerly FL FAB) test items, including reliability statistics and P values: Analyisis of Test Item Characteristics
- Read the FCAT Test Maker reliability report composed by Citrus County School District: Citrus County Study
- Read the predictive analysis study of STAAR Test Maker in Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District: Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Predictive Report
FSA Bank (formerly Florida Formative Assessment Bank)
Though FCAT Test Maker has now been retired, the product was used by over 1,000 schools and more than half of the districts in Florida. That’s because we developed rigorous FCAT-aligned items for Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and all EOCs. Our in-house team of assessment specialists paid meticulous attention to the guidelines and item specifications detailed by the Florida Department of Education. We have used the same insight, dedication, and attention to detail to develop the new Florida Formative Assessment Bank.
Progress Testing’s Editorial Process
The content-development team at Progress Testing consists of educational professionals from across the disciplines, as well as expert editors, item writers, graphic artists, and subject-area specialists. We follow a comprehensive editorial process to ensure the rigor and accuracy of our items.
In addition, our sales and marketing departments routinely provide the content-development team with customer feedback and suggestions to help us improve every aspect of our assessment services.
We know the pivotal role that testing plays in our system of education, and we believe the hard work we put into our items offers teachers, students, and schools the opportunity to glean reliable and valid insights into teaching and learning.
In the 15 years since we published our first assessment bank, we’ve worked with all of the top assessment-platform providers in the education industry. Rest assured that, from a technical perspective, we can load our item bank onto ANY company’s assessment platform! We export in a variety of formats, including QTI 2.1.
So whichever platform provider you’ve chosen for your district, we’re happy to work with them — and probably already are!
Take a look at our partner list for Florida. We’re sure you’ll find your provider listed below.