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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 Increases Advocacy For Creating Equitable Assessments

    NWEA Increases Advocacy For Creating Equitable Assessments

    With a deeper focus on fairness and inclusion to advance educational opportunity Portland, Ore., November 23, 2021 —  Given that the COVID-19-related disruptions to learning have...

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  • NWEA Supports the Infrastructure and Jobs Act’s Focus on Closing the Nation’s Digital Divide

    NWEA Supports the Infrastructure and Jobs Act’s Focus on Closing the Nation’s Digital Divide

    November 18, 2021 NWEA Supports the Infrastructure and Jobs Act’s Focus on Closing the Nation’s Digital Divide Millions of students lack the powerful home broadband connections and devices...

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  • ‘Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity’: Research Heavyweights Team Up to Help Districts Use Real-Time Data to Aid Students’ Pandemic Recovery

    ‘Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity’: Research Heavyweights Team Up to Help Districts Use Real-Time Data to Aid Students’ Pandemic Recovery

    Three education research organizations are joining forces to help school systems use data to aid student recovery from pandemic learning disruptions.

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  • How 2 middle schools are prioritizing SEL for teenage students

    How 2 middle schools are prioritizing SEL for teenage students

    Educators in these Minnesota and Tennessee schools have integrated SEL curriculum throughout the day — with exercises included for staff, as well.

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  • New Ways Colleges Can Evaluate Prospective Students Outside the SAT

    New Ways Colleges Can Evaluate Prospective Students Outside the SAT

    Anxiety over standardized testing may be a thing of the past for students.

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  • K-12 Dealmaking: NWEA Acquires Testing Assets From ETS; Social Learning Platform Raises $10M

    K-12 Dealmaking: NWEA Acquires Testing Assets From ETS; Social Learning Platform Raises $10M

    NWEA, the nonprofit ed-tech provider known for its interim assessments, will acquire some assessment-related technology from testing organization ETS and take over its contracts with several states.

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  • NWEA Has The Market Cornered On…Nice!

    NWEA Has The Market Cornered On…Nice!

    Some education stakes in the Washington debate this week.

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  • The Standardized Test Evolution Must Center Both the Classroom and the System

    The Standardized Test Evolution Must Center Both the Classroom and the System

    From California to Florida, the debate persists around whether today’s standardized tests can meet demands for more personalized, individualized and adaptive education per student.

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  • 4 ways to add joy to math after virtual learning

    4 ways to add joy to math after virtual learning

    Helping students shake off negative math identities and discover how math concepts are related are some of the strategies being promoted.

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  • How to make K-12 assessments more relevant with technology and Hāpara

    How to make K-12 assessments more relevant with technology and Hāpara

    What does a standardized test score really say about a school, a district or a community?

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  • Fight the Urge to Get Back to Pre-Pandemic Schooling

    Fight the Urge to Get Back to Pre-Pandemic Schooling

    In the past 18 months, millions of teachers and students across the U.S. had to adjust very quickly to teaching and learning virtually to ensure that learning could continue despite...

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  • Schools start new year in the hole after pandemic drives down test scores

    Schools start new year in the hole after pandemic drives down test scores

    States across the country are looking to bounce back from declines in recently released standardized test scores that underscored the challenges of remote learning during the first full school year...

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  • Khan Academy Addresses COVID-Related Learning Gaps with National SAT Prep Day

    Khan Academy Addresses COVID-Related Learning Gaps with National SAT Prep Day

    The COVID-19 pandemic has not only exacerbated learning loss among students of all ages, but compelled education leaders to embrace curricula and technology tailored to people of various learning...

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  • Today is International Literacy Day. Here are key facts to know

    Today is International Literacy Day. Here are key facts to know

    In today's fast-paced digital landscape, the meaning of literacy has evolved beyond reading and writing.

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  • Literacy Rates Have Declined Amid The Pandemic

    Literacy Rates Have Declined Amid The Pandemic

    Researchers at the Northwest Education Association found literacy gains were 3-6 percent lower in the 2020 to 2021 school year than a typical term.

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  • Student reassignments achieve diversity without academic adversity

    Student reassignments achieve diversity without academic adversity

    School desegregation works. A growing body of evidence demonstrates that federal efforts to enforce Brown v. Board of Education and dismantle separate and unequal systems of public education...

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  • NWEA Expands to Professional Learning, School Improvement Services

    NWEA Expands to Professional Learning, School Improvement Services

    NWEA, the ed tech nonprofit probably best known for its MAP assessments, is expanding its services into professional development and school improvement services.

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  • New research finds widening educational inequity in year of COVID

    New research finds widening educational inequity in year of COVID

    Experts call for action to support educators in fostering growth for all students, particularly those who have been traditionally underserved

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  • When schools shut down: How education interruptions can hurt student achievement

    When schools shut down: How education interruptions can hurt student achievement

    Research indicates education interruptions such as school closings during extreme weather can hurt children's academic progress.

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  • 10 tips for navigating another unprecedented school year

    10 tips for navigating another unprecedented school year

    As students, teachers, and parents look ahead to another school year full of pandemic uncertainty, they may be finding it difficult to prepare.

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