Whether you’re an educator or family member, learn more about assessment—including the MAP® Suite—and the data it provides to ensure all students have a clear path for growth. Resources for every experience level help you stay informed throughout the year.
At NWEA, we have many in-depth conversations about the role and purpose of assessments with our district partners, state and federal leaders, and other key members of the educational community.
Author: Katie Topping
Topics: Assessment basics
Every school district wants to make sure it’s administering and using formative, interim, and summative assessments at appropriate times and in appropriate ways. The task of building and …
Author: Chase Nordengren
The results of assessment, whether you’re using formative assessment strategies or an interim assessment like MAP® Growth™—can empower teachers and school leaders to inform instructional …
Topics: Assessment basics, Classroom tips
As any researcher will tell you, good data doesn’t just happen. It’s the result of a lot of care and planning. When administering an interim assessment like MAP® Growth™, we get good data when …
Author: Jonathan Fine
Topics: MAP Growth, Assessment basics
Interrupted learning during the pandemic has increased inequity in education. The research proves this. But there’s a lot we can do to come together as educators and support children this year. …
Author: Brooke Mabry
We’ve all been there: We’re at an important event, like back-to-school night, and we’re nodding along, self-consciously avoiding asking the questions that are burning inside us. We think, …
Author: Kailey Rhodes
Topics: MAP Growth, Supporting families, Assessment basics
There’s something to love about the first pancake that comes off the grill in the morning. The first pancake usually comes out a little more lumpy, misshapen, or overdone than the rest. Yet …
Topics: Formative assessment, Assessment basics
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