In relentless pursuit of our mission to help all kids learn, the Policy and Advocacy team at NWEA elevates five key areas in which we seek to influence decision-making: informing the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, driving equity and innovation in assessments, supporting the reimagining of accountability, building and supporting a diverse educator workforce, and expanding opportunities to learn.
Topics: Empowering educators, Equity, ESSA, Growth, Informing instruction, Innovations in reporting & assessment, Insights and reports, Measurement & scaling, Policy & Advocacy, Research, School improvement, Teacher preparation
At NWEA, we understand that data from the assessments we create plays a critical role in supporting student-centered instruction, and in informing the systems, policies, and investments that support equal opportunity for all students to learn. As we partner with states and the districts to create systems that positively impact all students, we apply an equity lens to test design, content development, and integration of accessibility and accommodations.
Topics: Differentiated instruction, Accessibility, Empowering educators, Equity, ESSA, Growth, Informing instruction, Innovations in reporting & assessment, Personalized learning, Policy & Advocacy, Response to intervention
Products: State Solutions
Recommendations for federal and state stakeholders to address pandemic impacts and improve assessment and accountability systems over the long term.
Ideas stem from three convenings of more than 60 organizations representing state departments of education, school districts, policy and advocacy groups, universities, and more.
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.
NWEA recommendations to the federal government regarding the need to expand flexibility and incentivize innovation in both assessment and accountability systems.
As new legislation shifts educational priorities, district-level administrators rise to the challenge of maintaining stability for teachers and students. Learn how high-quality assessment can support this effort, and help districts prioritize student learning.
Products: MAP Growth
When it comes to academic standards, the only constant is change. Schools need to make sure their assessment solutions are up to date and aligned with the latest legislation.
Products: MAP Growth