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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Awards Questar Assessment Inc. Its English II
Scoring Contract


Location: Minneapolis, MN

Date: December 17, 2015

North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) has chosen Questar Assessment Inc. as the scoring contractor for its English II assessment. The multi-year contract, the terms of which runs through early fall of 2018, involves scoring for approximately 115 districts and some 75 charter schools in the state.

Both paper-and-pencil multiple choice questions and online constructed response components make up the NC DPI English II assessment. The Minnesota-based assessment company will provide scoring for both components, as well as reporting and ongoing statistical feedback to ensure that state standards are being met.

“The accuracy and efficiency of scoring and reporting is vital to any assessment’s educational value,” said Jamie Post Candee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Questar Assessment Inc. “We are honored that North Carolina has entrusted us to provide these key services for their English II assessment and committed to the integrity of the scoring and reporting process.”

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 or 952-997-0700.