Arthur VanderVeen is the CEO of New Meridian Corporation, a nonprofit assessment design and development company in Austin, Texas. He has 20 years of experience in education assessment and technology organizations. Prior to founding New Meridian, Arthur was Vice President of Business Strategy and Development for Compass Learning. There, he led the company’s strategy to partner with formative assessment providers to deliver personalized digital learning pathways for each individual student.
Previously, Arthur served in several roles with the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE), including Chief of Innovation and Executive Director of Assessments. In the latter role, he directed the NYC DOE’s $60 million citywide summative and interim assessment program, with an assessed student population of nearly 900,000 students.
Previously, while serving as Executive Director at the College Board, Arthur led a three-year initiative to develop the College Board Standards for College Success in English Language Arts, Mathematics and Statistics, which became foundational reference documents for the Common Core State Standards. He also worked on the SAT Reading and Writing exams, including leading the development of the Writing scoring rubric and serving on content review committees.