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  • New Research on Academic Impacts from COVID-19 Closures Highlights Gains in Reading and Setbacks in Math

    New Research on Academic Impacts from COVID-19 Closures Highlights Gains in Reading and Setbacks in Math

    Initial findings from NWEA are optimistic for reading but suggest unfinished learning in math, and raise equity concerns about missing data on students from underserved communities Portland, Ore....

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  • EdTech leader to join NWEA as new EVP of Partner Accounts

    EdTech leader to join NWEA as new EVP of Partner Accounts

    Jeff Enoch joins the team to help NWEA deliver on its mission of Partnering to Help All Kids Learn Portland, Ore. – Jan. 15, 2021 – Jeff Enoch joins NWEA...

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  • NWEA Adds Further Expertise to Enhance Efforts in Math Content

    NWEA Adds Further Expertise to Enhance Efforts in Math Content

    Tammy Baumann, Ph.D., joins the Content Advocacy and Design team to support initiatives in mathematics Portland, Ore. – Jan. 12, 2021 – Tammy Baumann, Ph.D., joins NWEA – a not-for-profit...

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  • Students are falling behind in online school. Where's the COVID-19 'disaster plan' to catch them up?

    Students are falling behind in online school. Where's the COVID-19 'disaster plan' to catch them up?

    Students nationwide are falling behind and teachers are stressed as schools go online. But there's still no grand plan to improve virtual learning.

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  • Black, Hispanic, and Low-Income Students Are Falling Behind in Math and Reading During the Pandemic

    Black, Hispanic, and Low-Income Students Are Falling Behind in Math and Reading During the Pandemic

    Remote learning due to COVID-19 is causing the most vulnerable students to take a hit in school. Here's what's happening—and how you can help.

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  • Learning Loss Is Everywhere. But How Do the Reports Compare?

    Learning Loss Is Everywhere. But How Do the Reports Compare?

    Learning loss is everywhere—and so are reports detailing the setbacks. As some schools reopen, edtech product use declines.

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  • It’s Not All Relative When Measuring Learning Gains And Losses

    It’s Not All Relative When Measuring Learning Gains And Losses

    New study provides insight on how to evaluate academic gains and losses for Latinx students in dual language programs.

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  • 16 Charts that Changed the Way We Thought About America’s Schools This Year

    16 Charts that Changed the Way We Thought About America’s Schools This Year

    Never before has the American education system been put under a microscope — sometimes literally — the way it was in 2020.

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  • Covid is having a devastating impact on children — and the vaccine won't fix everything

    Covid is having a devastating impact on children — and the vaccine won't fix everything

    “We’re going to almost need a New Deal for an entire generation of kids to give them the opportunity to catch up,” one advocate said.

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  • Analysis: More Than Ever, Parents Need Data About Their Kids in a Form They Can Understand. Test Makers Are Starting to Get on Board

    Analysis: More Than Ever, Parents Need Data About Their Kids in a Form They Can Understand. Test Makers Are Starting to Get on Board

    In this tumultuous year, when virtually every segment of society has been called on to adapt — none more so than parents — the least we can do is give parents the results of their...

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  • 5 ways Biden can make K-12 testing more fair

    5 ways Biden can make K-12 testing more fair

    Assessments should focus on innovation, flexibility and relevance to teaching and learning, NWEA says

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  • For some students, virtual learning means falling further behind

    For some students, virtual learning means falling further behind

    Despite the fact that many school districts worked at being prepared during the pandemic, this fall has been a tough road for students, parents and educators.

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  • Students Are Falling Behind in Math as COVID-19 Continues to Disrupt Education, According to a Study

    Students Are Falling Behind in Math as COVID-19 Continues to Disrupt Education, According to a Study

    After months of school disruptions and remote teaching due to COVID-19, researchers are starting to see some of the impact on learning.

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  • Flexibility is Critical for Spring Testing and Beyond; It is Time to Transform Assessment and Accountability Systems

    Flexibility is Critical for Spring Testing and Beyond; It is Time to Transform Assessment and Accountability Systems

    NWEA releases K–12 assessment policy recommendations  for the 117th Congress and the Biden administration Portland, Ore. – Dec. 15, 2020 – Following the release of NWEA’s research on impact of...

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  • 3 recommendations from research on COVID learning loss

    3 recommendations from research on COVID learning loss

    Initial findings on COVID learning loss indicate unfinished learning in math despite slightly encouraging reading gains

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  • Failing grades on the rise as students struggle to learn remotely

    Failing grades on the rise as students struggle to learn remotely

    As millions of students continue the school year with remote learning, there are growing concerns due to the number of failing grades are on the rise. Janet Shamlian takes a closer look.

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  • Data Shows Most Kids Aren’t Falling Behind in School During the Pandemic

    Data Shows Most Kids Aren’t Falling Behind in School During the Pandemic

    But that data leaves out many disadvantaged students.

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  • ‘A lost generation’: Surge of research reveals students sliding backward, most vulnerable worst affected

    ‘A lost generation’: Surge of research reveals students sliding backward, most vulnerable worst affected

    A flood of new data — on the national, state and district levels — finds students began this academic year behind.

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  • Assessment data provides glimpse into impact of pandemic on academics

    Assessment data provides glimpse into impact of pandemic on academics

    For months now, public health experts and educators have been lamenting the long-term impacts of remote learning.

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  • NWEA Expert Recognized for Leadership in Addressing Effects of Systemic Racism on the Early Years of Life

    NWEA Expert Recognized for Leadership in Addressing Effects of Systemic Racism on the Early Years of Life

    Dr. Aaliyah Samuel has been selected as Senior Fellow for the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University Portland, Ore. – Dec. 8, 2020 – As the first Black...

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  • As COVID-19 Continues, Classroom Learning Gaps Between Haves And Haves-Nots Are Getting Wider

    As COVID-19 Continues, Classroom Learning Gaps Between Haves And Haves-Nots Are Getting Wider

    They attend the same schools and have the same teachers, but some kids have started to fall behind their wealthier classmates.

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