7 tried-and-true ways
to help teachers flourish
with the high stakes of testing
It’s no secret that when it comes to testing, there is a tremendous amount of pressure put on teachers. Assessments can be an invaluable tool for helping them gauge their students’ learning and make the most out of precious classroom time—but they can feel like a tremendous burden, too. Goals like proficiency can add to teachers’ already immense cognitive load, and pressure around assessments can even interfere with teachers’ self-worth when they see test results as a reflection of their job performance.
So how can leaders transform their school culture to support teachers, leverage assessments as a supporting tool, and relieve some of that pressure?View brief
Use this strategic planning tool to identify your district’s key areas of need and resources that support learning for students affected by COVID learning interruptions.
A 4-page document outlining the user norms for MAP Growth tests in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry. 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.
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Kailey chats with actor, comedian, and NWEA professional learning lead consultant Nicholas Joe about how, why, and when teachers get laughs in their classroom. Along the way they discuss strategies like how to pivot in the classroom with a “Yes, and…” mindset and how to utilize comedy in your lesson planning. And yes, Nick gets Kailey to do improv!
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What a great crowd for our first live show! After discussing their Georgia roots, Jacob and Kailey chat with their guests about choosing the best summer professional learning opportunities and what gets them motivated at a conference. Next, they turn to the new school year and discuss the biggest challenges ahead, including how to scale success across schools and districts. Kailey also asks a few of her signature lightning-round, light-hearted questions. Finally, stay tuned for the audience Q&A at the end of the show for your daily dose of teacher inspiration. There may have been some tears of joy in the room…
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Like the students they serve, every educator enters the classroom in varying states of readiness. Education leaders must ensure each teacher has the tools, professional learning, and guidance they need to be successful. This detailed guide examines how the components of an NWEA Solution can provide the support teachers demand and deserve.
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