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  • New “Testing America’s Freedom” Podcast from NWEA  Examines Equity in Education

    New “Testing America’s Freedom” Podcast from NWEA Examines Equity in Education

    Education leaders discuss the history of laws, policies, and practices that have resulted in systemic inequity within America’s education system and urgent solutions to help all students succeed...

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  • NWEA Adds Renowned English Literacy Arts Expert  to Its Content and Design Team

    NWEA Adds Renowned English Literacy Arts Expert to Its Content and Design Team

    Miah Daughtery, Ed.D., will lead English literacy efforts in content advocacy and design   Portland, Ore. – Oct. 6, 2020 – Miah Daughtery, Ed.D., is the new Director of Content...

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  • How a Crisis Can Transform Learning, Teaching, and Assessment

    How a Crisis Can Transform Learning, Teaching, and Assessment

    When states issued the first coronavirus stay-at-home order last March, few could have foreseen how the foundations of learning and teaching would be shaken.

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  • Beyond the Scantron: Two Parent Leaders on How to Make State Tests and Results Understandable for Parents

    Beyond the Scantron: Two Parent Leaders on How to Make State Tests and Results Understandable for Parents

    This piece is part of “Beyond the Scantron: Tests and Equity in Today’s Schools,” a three-week series produced in collaboration with the George W. Bush Institute to examine key elements of

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  • Mind the kinder-gap: New data on children’s math and reading skills as they enter kindergarten

    Mind the kinder-gap: New data on children’s math and reading skills as they enter kindergarten

    Data on children’s academic preparation at kindergarten entry tell a story of both declining achievement and shrinking gaps.

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  • Turning Losses Into Wins

    Turning Losses Into Wins

    A few days into stay-at-home and social distancing orders, it became apparent that preexisting inequities and infrastructure issues in our education system were about to be amplified

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  • Report: Most educators aren't equipped for student-centered learning

    Report: Most educators aren't equipped for student-centered learning

    COVID-19 and virtual learning have created "the perfect combination of catalysts for a rapid conversion to student-centered schooling," according to a new report from the Christensen Institute.

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  • How schools return to accountability post-COVID

    How schools return to accountability post-COVID

    Students and parents must understand what counts as attending class and how grades will be determined during online learning

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  • Schools: Is Generation Zoom Doomed?

    Schools: Is Generation Zoom Doomed?

    Last spring, millions of kids got tossed into remote learning and were stuck at home. What did all this chaos do to their education — and mental health?

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  • 4 Big Shifts the Coronavirus Is Bringing to the Assessment Industry

    4 Big Shifts the Coronavirus Is Bringing to the Assessment Industry

    The Effects of COVID-19 and Remote Instruction Are Changing District Demands for Testing

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  • 4 best practices for remote testing as schools reopen

    4 best practices for remote testing as schools reopen

    Remote testing may be necessary—but proceed with caution, experts advise

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  • 5 strategies to give students an edge, even in pandemic

    5 strategies to give students an edge, even in pandemic

    The NWEA emphasizes the importance of goal setting to keep students attentive, learning and growing

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  • 10 ways assessment reform can help guide a new era in education

    10 ways assessment reform can help guide a new era in education

    States are challenged to find assessments that present an accurate picture of student learning in order to direct resources to those who need them most

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  • New book co-edited by NWEA expert  examines best practices in assessment

    New book co-edited by NWEA expert examines best practices in assessment

    NWEA’s Dr. Beth Tarasawa, along with colleagues at Bellwether Education Partners and Michigan State University, explore assessment practices that promote equity and student learning. Portland,...

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  • Washington approves innovative NWEA assessment  to help screen for dyslexia and early literacy skills

    Washington approves innovative NWEA assessment to help screen for dyslexia and early literacy skills

    MAP Reading Fluency was added to list of recommended literacy screening tools for Washington’s K – 2 students   Portland, Ore. – Sept. 18, 2020 – NWEA – a not-for-profit...

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  • NWEA Adds Renowned Mathematics Expert  to Its Content and Design Team

    NWEA Adds Renowned Mathematics Expert to Its Content and Design Team

    Ted Coe, Ph.D., will lead efforts in content advocacy and design   Portland, Ore. – Sept. 15, 2020 – Ted Coe, Ph.D., is the new Director of Content Advocacy and...

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  • NWEA Test Questions Recognized as Examples of Quality

    NWEA Test Questions Recognized as Examples of Quality

    A widely used teacher tool will now include NWEA test questions as exemplars. This is a marker of excellence in test question design and a notable distinction in the assessment...

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  • Virus could put some students behind in school by a year

    Virus could put some students behind in school by a year

    More than five months have passed since most children in North Carolina set foot in a classroom and saw a teacher face to face – and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight.

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  • Fast Forward: Will COVID-19 trigger shift from standardized assessments?

    Fast Forward: Will COVID-19 trigger shift from standardized assessments?

    Before the coronavirus pandemic, a growing number of educators were questioning the merits of standardized assessments.

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  • Educators worry about 'COVID slide'

    Educators worry about 'COVID slide'

    Learning loss may disproportionately hit the under-served

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  • Class of COVID-19

    Class of COVID-19

    Fall usually means the start of a new school year — but for millions of American kids, it marks the continuation of an extended limbo that’s come to define their lives.

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