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Tackling the Question of Growth for High-Achieving Students

Northwest Evaluation Association - March 14, 2019 4983

MAP Growth assessment data can help teachers determine where students are at in their learning. It can answer an all-important question like, “Is my student performing below,... Continue Reading


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How MAP Reading Fluency Supports Effective Reading Assessment at My School

Northwest Evaluation Association - March 12, 2019 4653

Last week, I blogged here about essential early reading skills and what the research suggests we evaluate in young readers. After working in education for the past 16... Continue Reading


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Thrive Schools Hoping MAP Growth Scores Can Make a Difference

Northwest Evaluation Association - March 07, 2019 4381

Just over four years ago, Thrive Public Schools received a charter from the state of California for their mission to meet individual students where they are and... Continue Reading


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What to Look for in Effective Reading Assessment

Northwest Evaluation Association - March 05, 2019 4312

If you’ve ever stepped into an early elementary classroom, you know that energy radiates from young learners. Kids love exploring the world around them and delight in opportunities... Continue Reading


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See How MAP Growth K-2 Exceeds Expectations for Young Learners

Northwest Evaluation Association - February 28, 2019 4168

MAP® Growth™ K-2 delivers three unique assessments that focus on the learning needs and requirements of young students: growth, screening, and skills checklists. The growth assessment measures... Continue Reading


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Opportunities to Learn What’s New with NWEA Research

Northwest Evaluation Association - March 01, 2019 4039

This spring, NWEA researchers will present, chair, or serve as discussants in more than 20 sessions during the 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA), National Council on... Continue Reading


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NWEA Adds MAP Spanish to Support Equitable Assessment

Northwest Evaluation Association - February 26, 2019 3884

Our mission at NWEA is partnering to help all kids learn. And we don’t just talk about the mission; we live and breathe it. Providing teachers and... Continue Reading


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How to Leverage Growth Data to Improve Student Learning

Northwest Evaluation Association - February 21, 2019 3672

Growth data is powerful and can have an enormous impact for students, teachers, and administrators. For students, the more they understand their own assessment results, the better... Continue Reading


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What to Do AFTER Winter Testing? 5 Tips from Teachers

Northwest Evaluation Association - February 19, 2019 3648

Done with your winter MAP Growth tests? If not, check out these posts first: Top 6 Test Prep Tips from Teachers on Instagram and 5 More Testing... Continue Reading


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5 Formative Strategies to Improve Student Learning from Dylan Wiliam and NWEA

Northwest Evaluation Association - February 14, 2019 3225

Dylan Wiliam’s book, Embedded Formative Assessment, is filled with a number of insights. The foundation of the book highlights the importance of formative assessment as a tool... Continue Reading


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Can Your Spanish Speakers Fully Show What They Know?

Northwest Evaluation Association - February 12, 2019 3115

Recently, we blogged about assessment data representing a whole class of diverse learners—including Spanish-speaking students. We asked the question, “Do your current assessments let Spanish speakers fully... Continue Reading


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The Day After the Big Game, My Students Took the Lead

Northwest Evaluation Association - February 07, 2019 2840

On the morning of Monday, February 4th, I had many reasons to be excited. The New Englander in me was thrilled because the Patriots won the Super... Continue Reading


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Filling the Gaps in Understanding for Spanish-Speaking Students

Northwest Evaluation Association - February 05, 2019 2730

One of the foundational purposes of assessment is providing good data—and useful data—to teachers and administrators to help them understand their students’ learning. But sometimes, it can... Continue Reading


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75 Digital Tools and Apps Teachers Can Use to Support Formative Assessment in the Classroom

Northwest Evaluation Association - January 31, 2019 2456

There is no shortage of strategies, techniques, and tools available to teachers who use formative instructional practice in their classrooms. We’ve compiled an extensive list of 75... Continue Reading


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Top 5 Trending Tips on NWEA Connection

Northwest Evaluation Association - January 29, 2019 2344

As winter testing continues or wraps up (for some of you), we know that our NWEA partners are looking for helpful resources about testing and reports. And,... Continue Reading


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MAP Reading Fluency Testing: 4 Tips for Parents

Northwest Evaluation Association - January 24, 2019 2069

With the winter season in full swing, schools across the country are checking in on student progress. This means teachers and schools have progress data on your... Continue Reading


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Four Ways to Use MAP Growth Assessment Data Beyond Student Growth

Northwest Evaluation Association - January 22, 2019 1959

The Panhandle Elementary School in the small town of Panhandle, Texas, has seen a huge improvement in their state rankings. In fact, since using the MAP Growth... Continue Reading


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27 Easy Formative Assessment Strategies for Gathering Evidence of Student Learning

Northwest Evaluation Association - January 17, 2019 1685

A few years ago, I came across Terry Heick’s blog – 10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds – at TeachThought and really enjoyed the formative... Continue Reading


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How I Went from MAP Novice to MAP Coordinator at My School

Northwest Evaluation Association - January 16, 2019 1626

“Who wants to go to a conference on MAP training?” This was the title of the email that landed in my inbox. The message that would set... Continue Reading


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MAP Reading Fluency Testing: 9 Tips for Teachers and School Leaders

Northwest Evaluation Association - January 10, 2019 1304

With the winter testing season upon us, we’d like to offer some tips to help you make the most out of this assessment season. These tips are... Continue Reading


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Using MAP Growth Assessment Data to Help Close Achievement Gaps

Northwest Evaluation Association - January 08, 2019 1190

The Genoa-Hugo School in Colorado is in a low-income ranching community. It’s kindergartners often started school with a vocabulary base of just 300-400 words; much lower than... Continue Reading


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10 Ways Teachers Can Help Parents Prepare Their Kids for Assessments

Northwest Evaluation Association - January 03, 2019 915

The hustle and bustle of students returning to the classroom signals the start of winter testing. As this cycle of assessment begins, it’s important to consider a... Continue Reading


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The Top Ten Blog Posts of 2018

Northwest Evaluation Association - December 28, 2018 586

All of the authors here at Teach. Learn. Grow. would like to extend our best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season. It’s been another fantastic... Continue Reading


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