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What Can These 5 Types of Assessment Data Tell You?

Northwest Evaluation Association - June 20, 2019 4763

Educational assessments can be used to support learning, as well as validate it. The type of assessment you choose should match the purpose behind the questions you’re... Continue Reading


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4 Simple Steps For Streamlining Your Assessment System

Northwest Evaluation Association - June 18, 2019 4653

Every assessment has strengths and limitations, which means no single measure will serve every specific need. If your system has been built piecemeal over time, it’s likely... Continue Reading


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How this Rural, Low-income School Used MAP Growth Data to Boost Performance

Northwest Evaluation Association - June 13, 2019 4378

The high desert area of northwestern New Mexico, also known as the Checkerboard area, is patchwork of territory owned by the federal government, private citizens, and the... Continue Reading


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Involving Students and Parents in End-of-Year Planning

Northwest Evaluation Association - June 11, 2019 4267

A recent blog post – Teacher End-of-Year Planning Using MAP Growth Data – discussed some questions that often arise as the year draws to a close. Were... Continue Reading


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NWEA and Khan Academy: A Partnership with a Purpose

Northwest Evaluation Association - June 06, 2019 3991

We’re proud to announce that NWEA is partnering with Khan Academy. United by our shared commitment to student success, we are joining forces with Khan Academy to... Continue Reading


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The Ultimate Guide to Parent Resources for Preventing Summer Learning Loss

Northwest Evaluation Association - June 04, 2019 3882

We’ve composed numerous family-centric posts aimed at providing tips, ideas, and thoughts around how parents and guardians can play a pivotal role in their child’s educational acumen.... Continue Reading


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5 Ways One School District Makes the Most of MAP Growth

Northwest Evaluation Association - May 30, 2019 3608

At Novi, a district of 6,000 students in Oakland County, Michigan, MAP® Growth™ has long been a part of their balanced approach to assessment. According to Dr.... Continue Reading


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Using MAP Growth Assessment Data to Improve Students’ Futures

Northwest Evaluation Association - May 28, 2019 3500

The Pewaukee School District (PSD) in Wisconsin, like most school districts across the country, strives to improve student learning to open doors to bright futures. After more... Continue Reading


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5 Steps to Engaging Students More with MAP Growth

Northwest Evaluation Association - May 23, 2019 3223

Have you and your students ever just had it up to here with math? I know I have. After months of teaching the fifth-grade curriculum as prescribed,... Continue Reading


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3 Key Takeaways from School Effectiveness Research

Northwest Evaluation Association - May 21, 2019 3113

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has significantly changed the nation’s school accountability landscape. Increasingly, schools are being held accountable for their contributions to student academic growth,... Continue Reading


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Brown v. Board Anniversary Provides Opportunity to Recommit to All Kids

Northwest Evaluation Association - May 17, 2019 2893

Today marks the 65th anniversary of one of the most consequential decisions in the history of the Supreme Court. Brown v. Board of Education said that no student... Continue Reading


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A New Strategic Vision for NWEA Policy and Advocacy

Northwest Evaluation Association - May 16, 2019 2839

On one of my first trips to the Portland office I noticed a small plaque on the first floor that read: “NWEA is committed to providing the... Continue Reading


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How to Improve Your District End of Year Planning with Assessment Data

Northwest Evaluation Association - May 14, 2019 2728

In an earlier post – Teacher End-of-Year Planning Using MAP Growth Data – we shared three questions that many teachers contemplate after the school year ends, and... Continue Reading


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Teacher Appreciation Week: What Would You Say to Your Favorite Teacher?

Northwest Evaluation Association - May 10, 2019 2494

To mark Teacher Appreciation Week, we stepped outside NWEA headquarters in downtown Portland, Oregon and spoke with real people about their favorite teachers. The names came easily.... Continue Reading


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Teacher Appreciation Week: NWEA Staff Remember Their Favorite Teachers

Northwest Evaluation Association - May 09, 2019 2453

At NWEA, we stand with teachers, and recognize the profound difference they make in the lives of students. During Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked our staff to... Continue Reading


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Teacher Appreciation Week Contest Winners

Northwest Evaluation Association - May 08, 2019 2398

Happy Teacher Appreciation week, everyone! During the month of April, we’ve been running a contest on our online partner community, NWEA Connection. We asked members to share... Continue Reading


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Teacher Appreciation Week: Making a Teacher Begins with a Mentor

Northwest Evaluation Association - May 07, 2019 2343

Recently I managed to orchestrate a personal trip to Target early on a Sunday morning. Just me and endless aisle of things I never knew I needed.... Continue Reading


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NWEA Launches 3 Research and Innovation Centers

Northwest Evaluation Association - May 02, 2019 2069

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of three distinct Research and Innovation Centers as part of our mission as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping... Continue Reading


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3 Teacher Tips for Driving Better Instruction with Data

Northwest Evaluation Association - April 30, 2019 1956

Tamassee-Salem Elementary is one of 10 elementary schools in the Oconee County School District in South Carolina, and they have been using the MAP® Growth™ interim assessment... Continue Reading


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Three Ways to Right-Size Educational Assessments for Early Learners

Northwest Evaluation Association - April 25, 2019 1683

When we think about educational assessments, we most often think of elementary, middle, or high school students, but more and more K-3 students are being introduced to... Continue Reading


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Teacher End-of-Year Planning Using MAP Growth Data

Northwest Evaluation Association - April 23, 2019 1572

It doesn’t seem possible, but the end of the school year is closing in fast. Before you close the books on this year, some year-end reflection can... Continue Reading


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LeBron James’ I Promise School Story Underscores Importance of Assessment to Close Educational Opportunity Gaps

Northwest Evaluation Association - April 18, 2019 1296

The New York Times featured a story on the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio and supported by the LeBron James Family Foundation, which highlighted encouraging initial... Continue Reading


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Four Formative Assessment Strategies to Power Up Self-Regulated Learning

Northwest Evaluation Association - April 16, 2019 1186

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the connection between formative assessment and self-regulated learning. This idea of self-regulated learners has been around for a long time with implicit,... Continue Reading


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Growth Both Ways: How Can You Assess the Two Types of Growth in Early Literacy?

Northwest Evaluation Association - April 11, 2019 914

At NWEA, we measure growth. Most of our partners know us for the MAP Growth test, where overall growth is gauged by a RIT score on a... Continue Reading


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Five Frequently Asked Questions About MAP Spanish Assessments

Northwest Evaluation Association - April 09, 2019 802

Of approximately 4.8 million English Language Learners (ELLs) in US public schools, nearly 80% are native Spanish speakers. Educators are looking for better information on the largest... Continue Reading


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Leveraging Growth Data for Teachers and Principals

Northwest Evaluation Association - April 04, 2019 528

In an earlier post, we shared some insights into how teachers can use MAP® Growth™ assessment data to work with students. Students can leverage growth data to... Continue Reading


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Helping More Kids Win

Northwest Evaluation Association - April 02, 2019 418

The most exciting thing I saw during the Super Bowl wasn’t the play on the field or the halftime show. It was this commercial from Microsoft. It’s... Continue Reading


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