About Strategic Measurement and Evaluation

Strategic Measurement and Evaluation, Inc. (SME) specializes in the design, development, scoring, and reporting of assessments for public and private sector clients. SME prides itself on actively partnering with their clients and on including the professional development components necessary to empower local educators to improve student achievement. Whether working with an urban school district or a state education agency, SME’s goal is to make assessments and assessment results meaningful and accessible to our partners.

SME’s founder and President, Denis W. Jarvinen, Ph.D., is an authority in the areas of assessment development, psychometrics, and the valid, reliable scoring of constructed-response items. Dr. Jarvinen has over 20 years of practical experience in training professionals and managing the design, development, scoring, and psychometric analysis of assessment products.

Our expert staff of professional assessment scorers delivers highly accurate and reliable scoring within a timeframe that cannot be matched. Due to success and demand, SME has grown to include multiple scoring centers across the country. Together, these centers reliably and validly score millions of performance assessment items each year. SME takes pride in our record of on-time delivery of critical assessment results, even within the tight timelines required by state assessment programs.



Corporate Headquarters
3589 Sagamore Parkway North
Suite 120
Lafayette, IN 47905

701 Devonshire Dr.
Suite B-14
Champaign, IL 61820

Denis Jarvinen, Ph.D.