Making assessment data approachable
The Center for School and Student Progress partners directly with schools and districts across the country, engaging in collaborative research on issues that are most relevant to educators’ work with their students.
The Center provides expert consultation to NWEA partner schools and districts to help make assessment data actionable to improve outcomes for students and applicable to address myriad policy questions. Researchers in the Center also collaborate with schools to create new reports and data visualizations and advise on best practices for assessment integrity.
Advancing practice and policy
Director Nate Jensen shares how his team’s researchers work side by side with educators to promote school policies and practices that work for students.
MEET OUR RESEARCH TEAM
Executive VP of Research
Senior Research Fellow
Manager, Research Reporting & Data Analytics
(1963 - 2020)
Senior Research Scientist
Fall 2019 to fall 2020 MAP Growth attrition analysis
This study examined patterns of MAP Growth assessment attrition by schools and students from fall 2019 to fall 2020. Demographic differences between students tested in fall 2020 and attriters suggest impacts of COVID-19 on achievement are likely underestimated, highlighting the importance of considering students missing from school or assessment to best support growth and recovery.