Formative Assessment Professional Development

Lead all students to success by mastering classroom assessment practices

Choose NWEA Formative Assessment Professional Development and watch how using four foundational practices—Clarifying Learning, Eliciting Evidence, Providing Feedback, and Activating Learners—accelerates student success by increasing both student and teacher engagement. Research-based formative assessment helps educators understand how to continuously gather evidence of student learning, adjust classroom instruction in the moment, and sustain instructional shifts over time. Formative assessment practice is a key part of a balanced assessment system and pairs perfectly with Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) interim assessment data!

You can have all the data in the world. But if you don’t know how to navigate it and what to do with it, then who cares? Being given the tool of formative assessment and different ways to use it was my lifesaver.

Kari Wuszke, Teacher – Our Lady of Hungary Catholic School, Indiana



Discover simple classroom practices that take students from zoned out to tuned in

Track student learning day-to-day and boost students’ involvement in their own learning with formative assessment practices. The perfect complement to MAP interim assessment data—which lets you measure student growth in fall, winter, and spring—our Formative Assessment Professional Development enables you to reinforce your Response to Intervention (RTI) efforts, help students develop key college and career readiness skills, and guide student growth in between your interim assessments.

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Designed to make a difference: NWEA Formative Assessment PD

Get what you need to implement formative assessment practices district-wide.

  • Increase student achievement
  • Improve student engagement and peer-to-peer learning
  • Enhance teachers’ ability to make immediate, differentiated instructional adjustments
  • Support efforts to implement new state standards
  • Create stronger teacher communities

Keep your students engaged and growing

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Guide Student Growth Minute-by-Minute

Formative Assessment: a powerful tool for guiding student growth minute-by-minute

Formative assessment practices can help address today’s key instructional challenges. Let us show you how formative assessment answers your need to gather timely, useable data to drive instruction, meet each student where he or she is ready to learn, and prepare all students to be college and career ready.

  • Enable students to develop strong problem-solving skills and persevere in addressing learning challenges
  • Increase students’ ability to reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • Support students in constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others
  • Empower students to use appropriate learning tools strategically
  • Develop students’ attention to precision in their work
  • Improve students’ ability to look for and express patterns in reasoning

[NWEA Formative Assessment PD] is by far one of the most valuable things I’ve done to become a better teacher, and to achieve more learning in my classroom. It’s been so valuable to focus on the quality of our daily instruction, and it’s really helped guide us in making intentional decisions in our classroom and our lessons that benefit the kids the most.

 Jennifer Losinski, Math Teacher – Ashland Middle School, Oregon

Formative Assessment + MAP

Our Formative Assessment PD is MAP-friendly!

MAP interim assessments complement classroom formative assessment practices

Using formative assessment practices throughout the year keeps your students engaged and growing—now amplify your efforts to increase every student’s achievement with Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) K – 12 computer adaptive interim assessments. Use MAP in fall, winter, and spring and receive real-time data that give you key insights into all your students’ instructional needs, helps you personalize instruction, and enables you to maximize growth for every student.

Next Steps: Make an immediate impact in the classroom with formative assessment practices