Families are the ultimate teammates, coaches, trainers, and support systems for our students. They deserve support, too! This collection of blog posts demystifies terminology, provides resources for at-home work, offers pointers for working alongside a school team, and makes sure families know how valued they are.
Every school year, students take assessments designed to help teachers better understand what kids know and how they are growing academically. MAP® Growth™, our assessment for children in …
Author: Aaron Marion
Topics: Supporting families, Assessment
At NWEA, we work with thousands of schools and districts across the US and in more than 145 countries around the world. Since we reach millions of students each year, there’s a pretty good chance …
Author: Jean Fleming
We’ve all been there: We’re at an important event, like back-to-school night, and we’re nodding along, self-consciously avoiding asking the questions that are burning inside us. We think, …
Author: Kailey Rhodes
If your child takes MAP® Growth™ at school and you’re not sure what it’s for or how it works, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know, from what it is to how teachers use …
Author: Jaime Vázquez
As school resumes during one of the most unusual and uneven learning periods in recent times, it’s more important than ever to understand what students have learned and what they’re ready to …
Author: Monica Rodríguez
My best friend sent me a hilarious text the other day: “If you see me talking to myself this week, mind your business. I’m having a parent-teacher conference.”
She’s a stay-at-home mom of two …
Topics: Supporting families, School closures support
Dr. Tonya Williams, chief academic officer and chief learning officer at Leadership Preparatory Academy in Lithonia, Georgia, knew improving the use of assessment data at her school would be a big …
Author: Derrick Vargason
Topics: Supporting families, Assessment, Classroom tips
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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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