Archive for 2015

A recent Hechinger Report article by our president and CEO Matt Chapman and Rick Stiggins, founder of the Assessment Training Institute and an advisor on our assessment literacy work, dives...


At the 2015 ISTE Conference NWEA announced the launch of Skills Navigator®, a new K-8 classroom assessment system for math, reading comprehension, vocabulary and language usage that helps teachers accomplish...


Dr. Pamela Jones, Director of Curriculum and Assessment at Chippewa Valley School District, highlights use of NWEA interim assessment tools as part of a balanced assessment system that prepares students and builds...


Raymond Yeagley has published an article in the June 2015, School Administrators magazine titled, Shifting Assessments. In this article Raymond discusses the rightly placed expectation that test scores will be lower...


Kappan has created a site focused on the Common Core, featuring the Phantom Collapse which was written by researchers John Cronin and Nate Jensen. Click here: http://www.kappancommoncore.org/


Bear Creek Middle School in Fairburn, GA, will be making good use of their Innovation Funds grant to increase student math “mastery” and train teachers. They will be using MAP to measure student...


This school reverse engineered key college predictors to help students start to reach their ultimate goal as early as fifth grade. Read more about this story at this link.


At a recent Cody School Board meeting (located in Cody, WY), Assistant Superintendent Betsy Sell outlined the success of MAP test. “The beauty of MAP is that it allows all...


McClintock Principal Paul Williams and Jennifer Brown, the school’s New Classrooms Director of Growth & Expansion, said McClintock Middle School (Charlotte, NC) was the first school in the Carolinas to...


Preliminary results … using NWEA’s MAP assessments in 23 personalized learning schools over two years, show promising outcomes – better achievement gains in English and math than comparison schools with...