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  • Tennessee Schools Now Have Option to Use Two Powerful Tools in Effort to Drive Literacy Success

    Tennessee Schools Now Have Option to Use Two Powerful Tools in Effort to Drive Literacy Success

    Both MAP® Growth™ and MAP® Reading Fluency™ approved as universal screeners in the state Portland, Ore. – August 13, 2021 – NWEA – the not-for-profit research and education services provider...

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  • New Dyslexia Screener Added as Option for Indiana Schools

    New Dyslexia Screener Added as Option for Indiana Schools

    Portland, Ore. – August 6, 2021 – NWEA – the not-for-profit research and education services provider – announced today that its MAP® Reading Fluency™ assessment which includes a new dyslexia...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Key NWEA Leader Takes on New Role with U.S. Department of Education

    Key NWEA Leader Takes on New Role with U.S. Department of Education

    Dr. Aaliyah Samuel named Deputy Assistant Secretary for State and Local Engagement Portland, Ore. – Feb. 25, 2021 – In an announcement from the U.S. Department of Education today, Dr....

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  • NWEA responds to new federal guidance for statewide assessments and accountability this spring

    NWEA responds to new federal guidance for statewide assessments and accountability this spring

    On February 22, 2021, the US Department of Education (ED) announced its guidance for states regarding statewide assessment and accountability this spring. We support ED’s provision of...

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  • NWEA Partners with AdoptAClassroom.org In Service to Teachers

    NWEA Partners with AdoptAClassroom.org In Service to Teachers

    NWEA community raised $7,703 supporting educators who serve students of color Portland, Ore. – Jan. 27, 2021 – NWEA – a not-for-profit research and assessment provider – banded together to...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • NWEA and Clever Announce Preferred Partnership

    NWEA and Clever Announce Preferred Partnership

    NWEA and Clever Announce Preferred Partnership Schools using NWEA assessment solutions will benefit from tech advantages   Portland, Oregon – July 6, 2020 – NWEA, a not-for-profit assessment...

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