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  • Goal Setting Is a Key Element to Mitigating  COVID-19-Related Impacts on Learning

    Goal Setting Is a Key Element to Mitigating COVID-19-Related Impacts on Learning

    NWEA shares new, free tools for educators and guidance on how setting meaningful goals for students can foster growth, even in a pandemic Portland, Ore., Sept. 1, 2020 – As...

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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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  • Montana Schools Prep For Learning Losses As Classroom Instruction Returns

    Montana Schools Prep For Learning Losses As Classroom Instruction Returns

    It’s been about six months since most Montana students sat inside a classroom and as school doors reopen, teachers are eager to see if students fell behind while learning remotely.

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  • Individualize Instruction, Remove Barriers, Track Student Progress: Some Tips for Making Distance-Learning Special Ed Work

    Individualize Instruction, Remove Barriers, Track Student Progress: Some Tips for Making Distance-Learning Special Ed Work

    Can you give an example of an online lesson that’s effective for students with disabilities?” That’s the question Elizabeth Barker has fielded over and over as schools have prepared to reopen. But it

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  • Students’ educations will suffer because of our failure to control COVID-19

    Students’ educations will suffer because of our failure to control COVID-19

    The US’s failure to control the COVID-19 pandemic has obliterated any chance that kids will have a normal school year this year.

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  • The COVID-19 learning cliff

    The COVID-19 learning cliff

    Perhaps the most jarring reality of the COVID-19 pandemic for families has been the sudden and dramatic disruption to all levels of education, which is expected to have deep social and economic reperc

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  • Newsela and NWEA to Partner

    Newsela and NWEA to Partner

    Newsela, a K–12 instructional content platform, has announced a partnership with NWEA to help teachers meaningfully differentiate instruction and engage all learners at a time when widening learning g

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  • The value of assessment in an uncertain school year

    The value of assessment in an uncertain school year

    While pushback remains on high-stakes tests, curriculum experts say gauging what students learned during spring is crucial to allocate time and supports.

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  • Putting interrupted learning back on track

    Putting interrupted learning back on track

    As schools prepare to welcome back students--in person or online--addressing learning gaps caused by COVID-19 is essential

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  • What Will the First Day of School Look Like?

    What Will the First Day of School Look Like?

    Terrified teachers. Obstinate officials. Exhausted parents. Inside the city’s messy reopening battle.

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  • Teaching with Speech

    Teaching with Speech

    More than 90 percent of the world’s student population was impacted by school closures due to coronavirus. But if the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that distance learning can be effective with the

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  • As new school year approaches, how will districts address the 'COVID slide'?

    As new school year approaches, how will districts address the 'COVID slide'?

    Prolonged spring closures and uneven distance learning approaches require preparation for a variety of responses to address learning loss, administrators say.

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  • Voice of the Educator: Insights from Educational Leaders on COVID-19 and School Disruptions

    Voice of the Educator: Insights from Educational Leaders on COVID-19 and School Disruptions

    NWEA released today a new study on how schools are preparing for the fall, how spring went and their approach to assessment. Portland, Ore. – August 21, 2020 – NWEA –...

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  • Ohio Department of Education Approves  Use of NWEA MAP® Growth™ and MAP® Reading Fluency™

    Ohio Department of Education Approves Use of NWEA MAP® Growth™ and MAP® Reading Fluency™

    Approval provides quality data tools to Ohio educators to help identify learning gaps and what students are ready to learn next – a critical need in the era of COVID-19...

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  • NWEA’s data now part of IBM’s Teacher Advisor Math Tool

    NWEA’s data now part of IBM’s Teacher Advisor Math Tool

    New partnership brings two educator-focused giants to help mitigate impact on math skills due to COVID-19 school disruptions   Portland, Ore. – August 20, 2020 – NWEA, a not-for-profit assessment...

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