2022 norms for MAP Growth course-specific tests in Integrated Math I, II, and III
A 4-page document outlining the user norms for MAP Growth Integrated Math I, II, and III. Includes details on how the user norms were developed, how user norms differ from national representative norms, and what years of data were used to craft them. Detailed charts are included that cover fall to winter, Fall to spring, and winter to spring norms.
Topics: Education research, Insights and reports, Math
Products: MAP Growth
Fall 2022 Data Release Fact Sheet
This study continues NWEA research into how COVID-19 has affected student learning. It builds on previous research showing achievement levels dropping drastically over the 2020–21 school year, then beginning to rebound in the 2021–22 school year when achievement gains mirrored pre-pandemic trends.
Topics: Assessment, Education research, Literacy, Math, Policy & advocacy, School improvement
A quick-start guide for practitioners planning and monitoring academic interventions
Resulting from our work with schools and districts through research partnerships, these guiding questions are a a relevant, helpful way to think through planning interventions and identify what aspects of interventions educators need to track to evaluate effectiveness.
Topics: Education research, Instructional strategy & resources, Literacy, Math
NWEA and the 5Essentials: Unlocking the essential elements of school improvement
Get a closer look at NWEA® School Improvement—an offering grounded in the 5Essentials® Framework from UChicago Impact®. Learn more about this proven model and hear how system leaders leverage the power of partnership to build and sustain a culture of improvement.
Topics: Education research, Leadership, School improvement
Products: School Improvement
Writing for all: NWEA stances on writing
The NWEA stances on writing lay out a clear vision for the future of writing instruction. This paper addresses what writing is, why it’s important and how the organization can better meet the needs of the writers we serve through our products, services, research and advocacy.
Topics: Early learning, Education research, Equity, Instructional strategy & resources, Literacy, Policy & advocacy
Student achievement in the 2021–22 school year: Growth is up, but COVID-19 learning gaps remain
The latest NWEA analysis on student learning during the COVID-19 pandemic is cause for hope as well as continued urgency. Read highlights from new NWEA research on student achievement in 2021-2022 and recommendations by NWEA Policy and Advocacy that will help students recover from the pandemic.
Topics: Education research, Policy & advocacy
Products: MAP Growth
Everything you need to know about the science of reading
The science of reading is the converging evidence of what matters and what works in literacy instruction, organized around models that describe how and why. It’s been around a long time, and it’s here to help us better reach kids who are learning to read. Learn about how it ties into decoding, phonics, language comprehension, and fluency, plus how assessment data can guide your efforts.
Topics: Education research, Instructional strategy & resources, Leadership, Literacy
Products: MAP Reading Fluency