Assessing student learning in the “new normal”: Considerations for policy and practice
In this webinar, our panel of practitioners, policy experts, and researchers discussed the role of high-quality assessment data, alongside nonacademic information, as a critical component of district and state efforts to address student and systems-level needs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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In response to disrupted learning opportunities associated with the pandemic, the Road to Recovery (R2R) research team is researching which recovery interventions are improving student outcomes. Learn more about the goals of this project, what we know so far, and early recommendations for districts.
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