Connecting district and state assessments to increase impact – Alaska Overview
When district and state assessments feel disconnected, value and purpose are questioned. Faced with challenges, Alaska DEED partnered with NWEA® to create an innovative statewide assessment system that would enable districts to continue administering MAP® Growth while reducing overall testing and increasing the value of summative tests. Learn how Alaska shifted from a stand-alone summative test to a balanced system focused on teachers and students.View case study
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.
Bolstered by years of timely, reliable, MAP® Growth™ assessment data, Dayton Public Schools had the trustworthy insights they needed to launch their innovative two-teacher initiative.
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Let’s take a trip to where it all begins, at least academically, with early literacy and numeracy. On this episode, early learning experts Cindy Jiban and Tammy Baumann join us to share classroom strategies to help young learners navigate this important season of life. The discussion touches on the science of reading, why early numeracy sometimes takes a backseat to early literacy, and how teachers early in their career can hit the ground running in these areas.
Take a closer look at MAP Growth, the industry-leading interim assessment measuring achievement and growth in K-12 math, reading, language-usage and science. Learn why classroom teachers, building and system leaders turn to trustworthy data from MAP Growth to make stronger instructional and operational decisions.
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“For many, learning mathematics leads to perceiving the subject as a collection of procedures that are disconnected from any big picture. It’s much like filling a box with puzzle pieces, yet never building the puzzle.”
For this episode, we are joined by Dr. Ted Coe and Anita Brown of NWEA to discuss how educators move beyond doing math to thinking about mathematical concepts, with a focus on formative conversation starters.
Teachers are busy, and MAP Accelerator saves teachers time while maximizing individualized math supplemental support. We’ve streamlined MAP Accelerator use even more by providing quick-start tips from fellow educators. No more reinventing the wheel or losing precious teaching time; these 10 tips will amplify and elevate your teaching reach.
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Two years on from the start of the pandemic and we’re starting to see a glimmer of hope and pieces of normalcy return to our schools and classrooms. But as we move forward, we cannot ignore the lingering impact of pandemic disruptions.