Meazure Learning

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Meazure Learning, formerly ProctorU, is a company which administers testing programs for educational institutions, businesses and professional organizations.

Jarrod Morgan founded ProctorU in Birmingham in 2008. The company described its services as "accredited online knowledge verification," providing live supervision (proctoring) of online test-takers worldwide.

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Morgan founded the company after experiencing low-quality distance proctoring while working at Andrew Jackson University (now New Charter University). In 2011 he recruited his friend Matthew Jaeh to come on board as chief technical officer. Chief academic officer Ashley Norris joined the company in 2018.

ProctorU's Birmingham office is located at 2200 Riverchase Center in Hoover. It moved there from the nearby 2100 Riverchase Center in 2014. The company's headquarters offices moved to Livermore, California before 2014, but later returned to Alabama under current CEO Scott McFarland.

In 2019 ProctorU contracted with Google to provide online delivery for the company's "G Suite" certification program. At the time, it employed more than 700 people in four offices in the United States, and at a support center in the Philippines.

In January 2020 the company announced that it was merging with Yardstick Assessment Strategies of Ottawa, Ontario to form Meazure Learning. McFarland became CEO of the combined company, which continued to operate from the same offices in Canada and the United States. The merger was accompanied by a $30 million influx of growth capital, predominantly from Eastside Partners.

References

  • Anderson, Jon (January 3, 2014) "ProctorU online proctoring company expands in Alabama, California." The Birmingham News
  • Stone, Zara (August 12, 2018) "Inside Birmingham's Bid To Become The Southern Silicon Valley." Forbes
  • Patchen, Tyler (January 31, 2019) "Birmingham tech company lands big partnership with Google." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Thornton, William (February 28, 2019) "Alabama company charts limits of cheating and honesty." The Birmingham News
  • Thornton, William (January 14, 2020) "ProctorU merges with Canadian firm." The Birmingham News
  • Patchen, Tyler (January 17, 2020) "How ProctorU's big merger with Yardstick came together and what it means for Birmingham." Birmingham Business Journal

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