Measurement Incorporated is an employee-owned corporation that contracts with state and local departments of education, other educational agencies and private businesses to develop and score educational tests. The company is recognized as the nation s leading provider of professional hand scoring services for essays and open-ended exams. It has also developed a full range of capabilities to support all facets of assessment of students in kindergarten through college and at the professional level. Headquartered in Durham, N.C., Measurement maintains 13 offices in nine states and employs more than 300 full-time staff in addition to hundreds of seasonal employees that assist in assessment scoring, item development and materials handling. The company is organized into seven main departments: test development, scoring, information technology, program evaluation, software products, materials management and administration.