Student achievement in the 2021–22 school year: Growth is up, but COVID-19 learning gaps remain
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.View policy brief
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.
Products: School Improvement
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 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.
Products: MAP Reading Fluency
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.
Products: MAP Growth
How can we support academic growth for English learners (ELs) who may have experienced disproportionate academic impacts from COVID-19? Recent NWEA research may help inform how federal ESSER funding can provide early intervention and extended school year support in the summer and after-school that can create sustainable change and further growth for ELs.
Products: MAP Growth
How can we support academic growth for students with disabilities (SWD) who may have experienced disproportionate academic impacts from COVID-19? Recent NWEA research may help inform how federal ESSER and IDEA funding can provide early intervention, extended school year support in the summer, and other evidence-based supports that can create sustainable change and further growth for SWD.