Pewaukee School District, Wisconsin – A district reaps rewards when it opts in for personalized assessment

For more than a decade, Pewaukee School District Superintendent JoAnn Sternke has watched her district get better and better at its mission: opening the door to each student’s future. The Wisconsin district began using MAP® Growth computer adaptive interim assessments from NWEA™ in 2004 as a tool to improve student growth. After years of effort by educators, staff, and students to advance academic achievement, Pewaukee School District (PSD) now boasts one of the highest graduation rates in the state. And in 2013, they received another tangible marker of success: the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award​, the highest presidential honor given to American organizations for performance excellence.

School leadership credits educators’ increasingly sophisticated use of high-quality assessment data with improvements in classroom learning and programmatic effectiveness. Hear why partnering with NWEA™ has made a positive difference for these educators and students.



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