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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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  • 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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  • New Research from NWEA Projects Major Academic Impacts from COVID-19 Closures for Students, Especially in Mathematics

    New Research from NWEA Projects Major Academic Impacts from COVID-19 Closures for Students, Especially in Mathematics

    Schools should be prepared for some students to be nearly a year behind in math come fall The post New Research from NWEA Projects Major Academic Impacts from COVID-19 Closures for Students,...

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  • NWEA Researchers to Present on Growth, Social Emotional Learning, English Language Learners and Equity in March

    NWEA Researchers to Present on Growth, Social Emotional Learning, English Language Learners and Equity in March

    NWEA Researchers Share Insights on Research with Implications for PreK-12 Education Policy and Practice The post NWEA Researchers to Present on Growth, Social Emotional Learning, English Language...

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  • South Carolina Department of Education Approves NWEA MAP® Reading Fluency™ for Use by Public Schools

    South Carolina Department of Education Approves NWEA MAP® Reading Fluency™ for Use by Public Schools

    South Carolina Department of Education Approves NWEA MAP® Reading Fluency™ for Use by Public Schools Contract adds MAP® Reading Fluency™ to list of approved universal screeners that South Carolina...

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  • McGraw-Hill and NWEA Enter Strategic Partnership to Improve Student Outcomes and Announce a New Reseller Agreement

    McGraw-Hill and NWEA Enter Strategic Partnership to Improve Student Outcomes and Announce a New Reseller Agreement

    The two leading education organizations commit to connecting curriculum and assessment solutions with the mission of supporting every student’s learning needs.  New York, NY and Portland, OR...

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  • NWEA Grant Program that Helps Foster Academic Growth of Underserved Students Now Accepting Applications

    NWEA Grant Program that Helps Foster Academic Growth of Underserved Students Now Accepting Applications

    Educators for Equity Grant Program to award grants of up to $10,000 to help close the opportunity gaps that affect PreK-12 student achievement   Portland, Ore. — March 3, 2020... The post NWEA...

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  • NWEA’s Upgraded College Explorer Helps Every Student Map a Pathway to College

    NWEA’s Upgraded College Explorer Helps Every Student Map a Pathway to College

    New college major category and cost analysis features empower college and career planning  as early as fifth grade   Portland, OR., Feb. 10, 2020 — With more than 7,000 colleges and... The post...

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  • Two national education thought leaders  join NWEA Board of Directors

    Two national education thought leaders join NWEA Board of Directors

    Ericka Miller and Tony Smith appointed to NWEA’s diverse group of educational assessment and nonprofit management experts The post Two national education thought leaders join NWEA Board of...

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  • NWEA and Khan Academy Launch MAP® Accelerator™ Following Successful Introduction of Pilot

    NWEA and Khan Academy Launch MAP® Accelerator™ Following Successful Introduction of Pilot

    New classroom tool uses MAP Growth scores to automatically generate a personalized learning plan for each student.  Removes the manual work of differentiating instruction  while keeping teachers...

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  • NWEA Recognizes Educators Moving the Needle on Equity

    NWEA Recognizes Educators Moving the Needle on Equity

    Five teachers nationwide receive “Educators for Equity” grants to close the opportunity gaps that affect student achievement   Portland, Ore. – Oct. 30, 2019:  NWEA, a not-for-profit education...

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  • NWEA Announces Through-Year Assessment, a  First-of-Its-Kind Solution That Blends Proficiency and Growth Measurement

    NWEA Announces Through-Year Assessment, a First-of-Its-Kind Solution That Blends Proficiency and Growth Measurement

    NWEA Announces Through-Year Assessment, a First-of-Its-Kind Solution That Blends Proficiency and Growth Measurement    States and districts will have a powerful new tool that informs instruction...

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  • Pittsburgh schools to start using MAP® Growth™ in grades K–10 this fall

    Pittsburgh schools to start using MAP® Growth™ in grades K–10 this fall

    More than 23,000 students in Pittsburgh will be measured several times per year to test for academic growth.   Pittsburgh, PA and Portland, OR—Aug. 29, 2019: Pittsburgh teachers will have... The...

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  • U.S. Department of Education greenlights GMAP and NWEA partnership for innovative assessment pilot

    U.S. Department of Education greenlights GMAP and NWEA partnership for innovative assessment pilot

    Georgia districts to partner with NWEA to make assessments better for students as part of Innovation Assessment Demonstration Authority (IADA) program   Atlanta, Ga. and Portland, Ore. – July...

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  • NWEA Appoints Paul D. Nichols as Director of Large-Scale Assessment Design

    NWEA Appoints Paul D. Nichols as Director of Large-Scale Assessment Design

    NWEA Appoints Paul D. Nichols as Director of Large-Scale Assessment Design   Organization creates new position to spearhead the creation of next-generation summative, interim and formative...

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  • NWEA Awarded $4.5 Million to Support Expansion of College- and Career-Ready Standards-Aligned Content for MAP Growth

    NWEA Awarded $4.5 Million to Support Expansion of College- and Career-Ready Standards-Aligned Content for MAP Growth

    NWEA Awarded $4.5 Million to Support Expansion of College- and Career-Ready Standards-Aligned Content for MAP Growth   Awards received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  and Charles and...

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  • Khan Academy and NWEA Announce Partnership to Help Teachers Integrate Personalized Learning and Assessment to Accelerate Student Learning

    Khan Academy and NWEA Announce Partnership to Help Teachers Integrate Personalized Learning and Assessment to Accelerate Student Learning

    Khan Academy and NWEA Announce Partnership to Help Teachers Integrate Personalized Learning and Assessment to Accelerate Student Learning   MAP Accelerator empowers teachers to easily...

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  • NWEA Appoints Vanessa Peterson as Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

    NWEA Appoints Vanessa Peterson as Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

    NWEA Appoints Vanessa Peterson as Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Organization expands focus on DEIA initiatives in support of its mission to help all students learn;...

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  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Awards NWEA $1 Million to Support Development of Innovative Assessment Pilot in Louisiana

    William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Awards NWEA $1 Million to Support Development of Innovative Assessment Pilot in Louisiana

    William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Awards NWEA $1 Million to Support Development of Innovative Assessment Pilot in Louisiana  Louisiana Department of Education, NWEA, and partners will create...

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  • NWEA Launches Educators for Equity Grant Program to Foster Equity in Educational Opportunity and Outcomes for PreK-12 Students

    NWEA Launches Educators for Equity Grant Program to Foster Equity in Educational Opportunity and Outcomes for PreK-12 Students

    NWEA Launches Educators for Equity Grant Program to Foster Equity in Educational Opportunity and Outcomes for PreK-12 Students  Inaugural Program Will Award Grants to School Districts and...

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