Press Releases

ConnecME announces international partnership for scoring
with MZ Development for online scoring and reporting.

22/02/2018-For Immediate Release

 Iowa City, IA: Today, ConnecME, announced a partnership with MZ Development, an Iowa City based company, to use OSCAR (Online Scoring and Reporting System). 

The partnership will allow ConnecME to continue to support the Middle East North Africa region with scoring solutions for educational assessment.

On the partnership, the CEO of ConnecME, Mohammad Shadid said, “We continue to grow and evolve to meet the demands of our customers and our partners. Testing is becoming increasingly sophisticated and the partnership to use OSCAR allows us to continue to support that sophistication and advance the efficiency of work.”

 “We are excited to support such a well-entrenched and well-respected company in ConnecMe and are looking forward to utilizing our technological expertise to support both handscoring and automated scoring,” said Jeffrey Cuff, the Chief Operating Officer of MZ Development. 

Additionally, the Georgia Center for Assessment, a part of the College of Education at Georgia will provide scoring services, when appropriate, to the partnership. Holly Garner, Administrative Director and the Center, said, “Since our founding, we have provided performance scoring services to government entities, states, schools, and districts and are proud to continue our quality work for the OSCAR/ConnecME partnership.” 

About MZ Development: MZ Development is a dynamic and flexible organization focused on a single mission: to build a platform that delivers the most efficient and accurate solutions for performance assessment scoring and reporting. 

About The Georgia Center for Assessment: The Georgia Center for Assessment, a part of the College of Education at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, provides a suite of comprehensive assessment services, including performance scoring, to a broad educational market.

Ministry of Education of Jordan Announces ACT Equivalency

30/01/2018-For Immediate Release


The Ministry of Education in Jordan has given its official approval and recognition of the ACT® test as an acceptable academic measure to be administered and used in the country as an equivalency to the Jordanian Tawjihi exam.

Tawjihi is Jordan’s general secondary national exam. It is a mandatory educational requirement for all students who plan to attend a Jordanian university or expect to work in Jordan’s public or private sector after graduation from university abroad.

This approval of the ACT test as an equivalency to Tawjihi will open more doors for students in Jordan seeking admission to universities both at home and abroad, giving them additional options to find their ideal future educational or vocational path.

ConnecME Education, the ACT exclusive partner for the Middle East and North Africa region, administers all the tests in the region and has been instrumental in bringing the ACT to higher visibility there. ConnecME continues its objective of assisting governments and students in increasing opportunities, and allowing students to find their best pathway to further education and employment.