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  • NWEA Releases Research and Recommendations on Preparing Early Learners Impacted by the Post-COVID “Kindergarten Bubble”

    NWEA Releases Research and Recommendations on Preparing Early Learners Impacted by the Post-COVID “Kindergarten Bubble”

    Greater age differences, wider skills disparities, and less pre-K preparation will be among challenges faced by districts, schools and kindergarten teachers this fall Portland, Ore. — April 12,...

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  • NWEA Launches Dyslexia Screener for MAP Reading Fluency, Supporting Early Identification and Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

    NWEA Launches Dyslexia Screener for MAP Reading Fluency, Supporting Early Identification and Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

    New Tool Allows Teachers to Assess an Entire Class for Reading Ability and Signs of Dyslexia in as Little as 20 Minutes   Portland, Ore. – March 9, 2021 –...

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  • Calling 7th Grade Math Teachers to Join National Study

    Calling 7th Grade Math Teachers to Join National Study

    Participation is free, will last a year and the research will be used to improve math learning and education. The study called, ASSISTments Impact, is seeking 7th grade math teachers...

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  • Education Organizations Release Policy Considerations to Inform Equitable Change for Assessment and Accountability Systems

    Education Organizations Release Policy Considerations to Inform Equitable Change for Assessment and Accountability Systems

    Report from convenings of 100+ experts proposes federal, state actions to address immediate needs and long-term improvements Portland, Ore. and Washington, D.C. (April 6, 2021) – NWEA and...

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  • Prominent Scholar in Education Research Joins NWEA

    Prominent Scholar in Education Research Joins NWEA

    Andrew McEachin will lead the NWEA’s Collaborative for Student Growth   Portland, Ore. – April 1, 2021 – Dr. Andrew McEachin joins NWEA today as the new Director of the...

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  • SXSW EDU Session by Cawthon and Barker Spotlights Equity for Disabled Students

    SXSW EDU Session by Cawthon and Barker Spotlights Equity for Disabled Students

    COVID-19 and Reaching Students with Disabilities Online, a session led by Drs. Stephanie W. Cawthon and Elizabeth Barker, was selected among hundreds of submissions for 2021 SWSW EDU

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  • How Much Has Education Suffered During the Covid-19 Pandemic?

    How Much Has Education Suffered During the Covid-19 Pandemic?

    Since schools across the U.S. first closed last spring, sending about 50 million children to learn remotely, one looming question for educators, parents and children has been:

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  • States Must Test Student Learning This Year, Biden Administration Says

    States Must Test Student Learning This Year, Biden Administration Says

    The U.S. Education Department says states must resume the annual testing of students that was suspended a year ago amid the pandemic.

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  • Parents are holding kids back in school amid COVID-19: How to help them catch up

    Parents are holding kids back in school amid COVID-19: How to help them catch up

    "[Virtual learning] doesn't work for everyone."

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  • Measuring COVID learning loss

    Measuring COVID learning loss

    Parents, educators and policymakers have faced rising concerns about what students have lost academically during a year of school closures and online learning.

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  • Gauging the fallout from the pandemic on learning

    Gauging the fallout from the pandemic on learning

    Is your tablet fully charged for Zoom class tomorrow? Did you submit your homework online yet?

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  • To test or not to test? Educators weigh the value of standardized testing during a pandemic

    To test or not to test? Educators weigh the value of standardized testing during a pandemic

    The children most likely to have lost ground, low income students and students of color, are also those most likely to skip tests, which could leave schools with dangerously dubious...

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  • The racial divide in returning to the classroom

    The racial divide in returning to the classroom

    As the debate over reopening America's classrooms heats up, one overlooked factor is the significant racial gap in whether parents are ready to send their children back to school.

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  • Addressing learning gaps with a little grace

    Addressing learning gaps with a little grace

    Pandemic-related learning gaps may take more than a single academic year to close, but with some flexibility, the right tools, and a little grace, it can be done

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  • COVID learning loss and the first rule of holes

    COVID learning loss and the first rule of holes

    As the coronavirus pandemic stretches into an eleventh month, less than a third of US students are attending full-time, in-person classes.

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  • Biden Executive Order Could Shed Light on District Needs During COVID

    Biden Executive Order Could Shed Light on District Needs During COVID

    A presidential executive order tasking the U.S. Department of Education to collect data to inform K-12 school reopenings could provide companies across the market with a window into...

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  • Summer Reading 2021 When COVID met Summer Slide

    Summer Reading 2021 When COVID met Summer Slide

    You’ve already met summer slide. And we’re pretty sure there’s a COVID Slide. So, what happens when they start dating? What do their children look like?

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  • Estimating Covid learning loss

    Estimating Covid learning loss

    Just about any parent could attest that remote learning hasn’t exactly been a one-to-one substitute for in-person learning. But just how far behind have students fallen over the past ten months?

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  • How does an American woman from Cleveland bring children back to reading?

    How does an American woman from Cleveland bring children back to reading?

    According to the American Psychological Association, only about 20% of American teens read a book every day. American Chris Matthews decided to regain interest in reading

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  • NWEA Adds Two Powerful Voices to its Policy Team

    NWEA Adds Two Powerful Voices to its Policy Team

    New members will support the organization’s efforts to advocate for research-based policies that drive outcomes for students Portland, Ore. – March 11, 2021 – NWEA, a not-for-profit research and...

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  • NWEA Seeks Applications for its Educators for Equity Grant Program

    NWEA Seeks Applications for its Educators for Equity Grant Program

    Awarding grants of up to $10,000 supporting educators closing the opportunity gaps that affect PreK-12 student achievement   Portland, Ore. – March 9, 2021 – NWEA – a not-for-profit research...

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