Premier is a New York State, woman-owned corporation entering its sixth year of operation with an established scoring site in Clifton Park and Rochester, NY. Premier has been a New York State Education Department approved scoring vendor since the 2015-16 school year, when such designation was determined by the SED. Premier is registered with Questar Assessment, Inc. as a Lead Scoring Entity for computer-based test (CBT) scoring.
In early 2015, Premier entered a partnership with OSC World, a Long Island-based technology company providing comprehensive test scanning, scoring and management services for school districts, BOCES and Regional Information Centers across New York State. Former NYSED Assistant Commissioner, David Abrams, is a member of the Premier/OSC World stratigic management team, providing oversight and guidance to ensure the validity and reliability of test scoring.
The Premier leadership team is comprised of NYS certified teachers who are experienced with NYS Learning Standards and assessment development. The team has been providing NYS test scoring services to public school districts and charter schools in the Capital District and throughout the State for nearly 15 years. The Premier management team is experienced in recruiting NYS certified and experienced teachers, employing more than 250 scorers. Each has been screened to determine their eligibility to score as well as the most appropriate grade-level and subject scoring assignments. During the 2018 scoring cycle, the Premier staff scored more than one hundred thousand paper, electronic and CBT ELA, Mathematics, Science, NYSESLAT and Regents exams.