Blog: Teach Learn Grow

NWEA's education blog

  • How this Rural, Low-income School Used MAP Growth Data to Boost Performance

    How this Rural, Low-income School Used MAP Growth Data to Boost Performance

    The high desert area of northwestern New Mexico, also known as the Checkerboard area, is patchwork of territory owned by the federal government, private citizens, and the... Continue Reading The...

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  • Involving Students and Parents in End-of-Year Planning

    Involving Students and Parents in End-of-Year Planning

    A recent blog post – Teacher End-of-Year Planning Using MAP Growth Data – discussed some questions that often arise as the year draws to a close. Were... Continue Reading The post Involving...

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  • NWEA and Khan Academy: A Partnership with a Purpose

    NWEA and Khan Academy: A Partnership with a Purpose

    We’re proud to announce that NWEA is partnering with Khan Academy. United by our shared commitment to student success, we are joining forces with Khan Academy to... Continue Reading The post NWEA...

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Parent Resources for Preventing Summer Learning Loss

    The Ultimate Guide to Parent Resources for Preventing Summer Learning Loss

    We’ve composed numerous family-centric posts aimed at providing tips, ideas, and thoughts around how parents and guardians can play a pivotal role in their child’s educational acumen.... Continue...

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  • 5 Ways One School District Makes the Most of MAP Growth

    5 Ways One School District Makes the Most of MAP Growth

    At Novi, a district of 6,000 students in Oakland County, Michigan, MAP® Growth™ has long been a part of their balanced approach to assessment. According to Dr.... Continue Reading The post 5 Ways...

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  • Using MAP Growth Assessment Data to Improve Students’ Futures

    Using MAP Growth Assessment Data to Improve Students’ Futures

    The Pewaukee School District (PSD) in Wisconsin, like most school districts across the country, strives to improve student learning to open doors to bright futures. After more... Continue...

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  • 5 Steps to Engaging Students More with MAP Growth

    5 Steps to Engaging Students More with MAP Growth

    Have you and your students ever just had it up to here with math? I know I have. After months of teaching the fifth-grade curriculum as prescribed,... Continue Reading The post 5 Steps to Engaging...

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  • 3 Key Takeaways from School Effectiveness Research

    3 Key Takeaways from School Effectiveness Research

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has significantly changed the nation’s school accountability landscape. Increasingly, schools are being held accountable for their contributions to student...

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  • Brown v. Board Anniversary Provides Opportunity to Recommit to All Kids

    Brown v. Board Anniversary Provides Opportunity to Recommit to All Kids

    Today marks the 65th anniversary of one of the most consequential decisions in the history of the Supreme Court. Brown v. Board of Education said that no student... Continue Reading The post Brown...

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  • A New Strategic Vision for NWEA Policy and Advocacy

    A New Strategic Vision for NWEA Policy and Advocacy

    On one of my first trips to the Portland office I noticed a small plaque on the first floor that read: “NWEA is committed to providing the... Continue Reading The post A New Strategic Vision for...

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  • How to Improve Your District End of Year Planning with Assessment Data

    How to Improve Your District End of Year Planning with Assessment Data

    In an earlier post – Teacher End-of-Year Planning Using MAP Growth Data – we shared three questions that many teachers contemplate after the school year ends, and... Continue Reading The post How...

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  • Teacher Appreciation Week: What Would You Say to Your Favorite Teacher?

    Teacher Appreciation Week: What Would You Say to Your Favorite Teacher?

    To mark Teacher Appreciation Week, we stepped outside NWEA headquarters in downtown Portland, Oregon and spoke with real people about their favorite teachers. The names came easily.... Continue...

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  • Teacher Appreciation Week: NWEA Staff Remember Their Favorite Teachers

    Teacher Appreciation Week: NWEA Staff Remember Their Favorite Teachers

    At NWEA, we stand with teachers, and recognize the profound difference they make in the lives of students. During Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked our staff to... Continue Reading The post...

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  • Teacher Appreciation Week Contest Winners

    Teacher Appreciation Week Contest Winners

    Happy Teacher Appreciation week, everyone! During the month of April, we’ve been running a contest on our online partner community, NWEA Connection. We asked members to share... Continue...

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  • Teacher Appreciation Week: Making a Teacher Begins with a Mentor

    Teacher Appreciation Week: Making a Teacher Begins with a Mentor

    Recently I managed to orchestrate a personal trip to Target early on a Sunday morning. Just me and endless aisle of things I never knew I needed.... Continue Reading The post Teacher Appreciation...

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  • NWEA Launches 3 Research and Innovation Centers

    NWEA Launches 3 Research and Innovation Centers

    Today, we are excited to announce the launch of three distinct Research and Innovation Centers as part of our mission as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping... Continue Reading The...

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  • 3 Teacher Tips for Driving Better Instruction with Data

    3 Teacher Tips for Driving Better Instruction with Data

    Tamassee-Salem Elementary is one of 10 elementary schools in the Oconee County School District in South Carolina, and they have been using the MAP® Growth™ interim assessment... Continue...

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  • Three Ways to Right-Size Educational Assessments for Early Learners

    Three Ways to Right-Size Educational Assessments for Early Learners

    When we think about educational assessments, we most often think of elementary, middle, or high school students, but more and more K-3 students are being introduced to... Continue Reading The post...

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  • Teacher End-of-Year Planning Using MAP Growth Data

    Teacher End-of-Year Planning Using MAP Growth Data

    It doesn’t seem possible, but the end of the school year is closing in fast. Before you close the books on this year, some year-end reflection can... Continue Reading The post Teacher End-of-Year...

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  • LeBron James’ I Promise School Story Underscores Importance of Assessment to Close Educational Opportunity Gaps

    LeBron James’ I Promise School Story Underscores Importance of Assessment to Close Educational Opportunity Gaps

    The New York Times featured a story on the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio and supported by the LeBron James Family Foundation, which highlighted encouraging initial... Continue Reading The post...

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