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Teaching and learning take place against the landscape of larger work that changes, informs, and influences what happens in our districts, schools, and classrooms. Stay informed with our collection of updates from our exceptional team of education researchers.
Every week, maybe even daily, my 14-year-old shows me changes in technology, such as the new cherry blossom grotto mod in Minecraft, new moves an NCP (non-player character, in case you’re …
Author: Elizabeth Barker, NWEA
Walk into any classroom today and you’ll find great variation in student growth and kids with a variety of strengths, academic experiences, and needs. Superintendents now report an average of half …
Author: Chase Nordengren, NWEA
When we assess a student’s achievement using MAP® Growth™, we assume they remain fully engaged throughout the test. This assumption allows us to view their RIT score as an accurate indicator of …
Author: Steven Wise, NWEA
As an NWEA researcher, I often answer questions about how to interpret changes in observed scores on MAP® Growth™. Measuring student growth with MAP Growth is a lot like measuring growth in height …
Author: Michael Dahlin, NWEA
The research team at NWEA serves our educational partners by offering technical support on a range of assessment issues, including how to understand and use MAP® Growth™ norms.
One common …
Between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of eighth graders in United States public schools enrolled in algebra or a more advanced mathematics course more than doubled to 43 percent. This …
Author: Andrew McEachin, NWEA
“Why do so many of our students meet their growth projections on MAP® Growth™ but fail to ‘meet standards’ on the state test?”
Educators from NWEA partner school districts send versions of …
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Students continue to rebound from pandemic school closures. NWEA® and Learning Heroes experts talk about how best to support them here on our blog, Teach. Learn. Grow.
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The science of reading is not a buzzword. It’s the converging evidence of what matters and what works in literacy instruction. We can help you make it part of your practice.
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High-quality professional learning can help teachers feel invested—and supported—in their work.
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