Rethink the relationship between poverty and growth
A new study from the Center for School and Student Progress shows that while school achievement is negatively influenced by poverty, poverty has a minimal impact on a school’s ability to foster growth
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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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.