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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Releases Guidance on Remote Testing  to Help Schools Assess the Impact of COVID-19 Disruptions

    NWEA Releases Guidance on Remote Testing to Help Schools Assess the Impact of COVID-19 Disruptions

    Portland, Ore. – Aug. 6, 2020 – As millions of students get ready to return to school, school districts are preparing for a large number of them to be learning...

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  • New Lexile Framework for Oral Reading to Provide Powerful Insight to Teachers Addressing Reading Crisis and COVID-19 Disruptions

    New Lexile Framework for Oral Reading to Provide Powerful Insight to Teachers Addressing Reading Crisis and COVID-19 Disruptions

    New Lexile Framework for Oral Reading to Provide Powerful Insight to Teachers Addressing Reading Crisis and COVID-19 Disruptions Starting this month, educators assessing early readers with NWEA’s...

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  • NWEA Releases Policy Recommendations for Assessment and Accountability in a Post-COVID World

    NWEA Releases Policy Recommendations for Assessment and Accountability in a Post-COVID World

    NWEA Releases Policy Recommendations for Assessment and Accountability in a Post-COVID World Portland, Ore. — July 14, 2020 — As education leaders face the challenges of reopening schools after the...

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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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  • New resources available this fall to help mitigate impact of COVID-19 school disruptions

    New resources available this fall to help mitigate impact of COVID-19 school disruptions

    New resources available this fall to help mitigate impact of COVID-19 school disruptions Integrated with NWEA’s MAP Growth data, two powerful tools can help schools with academic recovery efforts...

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  • Indiana Department of Education Approves NWEA for Use Under the Formative Assessment Grant

    Indiana Department of Education Approves NWEA for Use Under the Formative Assessment Grant

    Indiana Department of Education Approves NWEA for Use Under the Formative Assessment Grant NWEA’s Map® Growth™, MAP® Suite™ and MAP® Suite™ for Early Learners are all approved interim assessments...

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  • NWEA shares plans to provide remote testing as an option this fall

    NWEA shares plans to provide remote testing as an option this fall

    NWEA shares plans to provide remote testing as an option this fall   June 8, 2020 As schools begin work on fall restart plans, uncertainty still lies ahead. At NWEA,...

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  • NWEA CEO Letter to Employees – Racism Must Be Stopped

    NWEA CEO Letter to Employees – Racism Must Be Stopped

    NWEA CEO Letter to Employees – Racism Must Be Stopped June 1, 2020 Team, I write this today with a heavy heart. The events happening in our country are unbelievably painful....

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  • NWEA statement regarding remote testing in New York City schools this spring

    NWEA statement regarding remote testing in New York City schools this spring

    NWEA statement regarding remote testing in New York City schools this spring June 1, 2020 We recognize that schools across the nation are making incredible efforts to continue teaching, and...

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  • Researchers estimate students coming back after COVID-19 closures may have greater variances in academic skills

    Researchers estimate students coming back after COVID-19 closures may have greater variances in academic skills

    Researchers estimate students coming back after COVID-19 closures may have greater variances in academic skills Education community must be prepared to meet a wider range of diverse academic needs...

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