How MAP Growth helps students
thrive in school and beyond
Kids are naturally ambitious. They apply themselves with energy and enthusiasm to the challenges that catch their interest—whether it’s learning a musical instrument or mastering a video game—and their determination is often inspiring. One of the most gratifying rewards of being a school leader, teacher, or parent is seeing children apply themselves in this way to their education and taste the fruits of success.
Unfortunately, US students often lose their enthusiasm for school as the years go on. According to a 2017 Gallup poll, the percentage of students who said they felt engaged and interested in their schooling was 74% among fifth-graders, but only 32% among eleventh-graders graders.View article
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.
What are digital and disciplinary literacy, and why are they so important right now? We dive into these questions with Laura B. Hansen, director of Teaching and Learning Connections at NWEA.
The essence of family literacy is that parents are supported as the first teachers of their children.” Family Literacy is the idea that long after diapers and baby steps, our children have so much to learn by watching, observing, and collaborating with trusted adults at home, particularly when it comes to building a strong foundation for reading with confidence. On this episode, we dive deeper into this idea and share the how and why of building and sustain robust family literacy practices.
On this episode, we explore literacy instruction, the science of reading, early childhood literacy, and the differences between skills-focused and knowledge-focused classrooms. Our two guests are passionate leaders in the field: Dr. Lynne Kulich, Director of Early Learning at NWEA, and Natalie Wexler, an education writer and author.
“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.
Learn everything you’ve wanted to know about MAP Accelerator—a powerful supplementary math-learning tool for grades 3¬–8, codeveloped with Khan Academy. This webinar offers experience-based strategies for simplifying differentiation and providing tailored math support.