As a Research Scientist at NWEA, I do research on the statistical methods and techniques that are used in educational research. My background is very technical and most of my day is spent wrestling …
Author: Quinn Lathrop
Topics: Research & thought leadership
With the increased emphasis now placed on the use of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) in the evaluation of teacher performance, a question educators, administrators and policy makers are asking is: …
Author: Andrew Hegedus
It’s not just what we test, it’s how we talk about the results.
Much attention is given to what we test and how we do it, especially with Common Core-aligned assessments on the horizon. …
Author: Jim Soland
As NWEA prepares to release 2015 norms this summer, I am exploring the thoughtful use of norms in a series of four posts. The first post focused on understanding what norms are and how to judge the …
Author: John Wood
Topics: MAP Growth, Research & thought leadership
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) is a proud partner of the Multnomah County Partnership for Education Research (MCPER), established in 2013 with the University of Portland (UP). The …
Author: Beth Tarasawa
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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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