From our phones to our sidewalks, it seems like games are everywhere. The language and the dynamics of games have embedded themselves in nearly every aspect of our culture, nowhere more so than in …
Author: Chase Nordengren
Topics: Research & thought leadership
My desire to notice relationships first occurred, I was told, when I was just shy of three years old. I was a chatty little girl and loved to talk to my father, especially when we would go hiking …
Author: Wendy Davis
Topics: Research & thought leadership, Teacher voices
A recent study, published in the Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk, found that students who participated in an Early Kindergarten Transition (EKT) program …
Author: Beth Tarasawa
Topics: Research & thought leadership, Policy & advocacy
Our Research department is driven by the belief that rigorous research can help create a better, more responsive educational system that helps all kids learn. To support this belief, they partner …
Author: Joi Converse
If all students are going to be college and career ready, many have a lot of catching up to do. And one question NWEA researchers are frequently asked is “What is a reasonable growth target for …
Author: John Cronin
Sometimes, two unrelated experiences coalesce to stimulate thinking. This is what happened and what I have been thinking.
Experience one: I had the opportunity to review secondary ELA units for …
Author: John Wood
It has been so exciting to get such great feedback from our partners after the “soft launch” of NWEA’s new College Explorer Tool! Since its recent release, well over 7500 people have visited …
Author: Rebecca Moore
Topics: MAP Growth, Research & thought leadership
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Lots of kids dread math. You can help them love it. Get advice on how from our Teach. Learn. Grow. math experts in our latest ebook.
There’s a lot policymakers can do to support schools during COVID-19. We talked with experts Evan Stone and LaTanya Pattillo about what to focus on during SY21–22.
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Effective literacy instruction must rely on the science of reading and best practices in balanced literacy.
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