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Dec 15, 2020, 05:00 ET Flexibility is Critical for Spring Testing and Beyond; It is Time to Transform Assessment and Accountability Systems

Following the release of NWEA's research on impact of COVID-19 school disruptions on learning, the not-for-profit research and assessment provider...


Dec 01, 2020, 05:00 ET New Research on Academic Impacts from COVID-19 Closures Highlights Gains in Reading and Setbacks in Math

NWEA, a not-for-profit provider of assessment solutions, released new research today that reveals patterns of steady gains in reading and modest...


Sep 29, 2020, 08:00 ET New "Testing America's Freedom" Podcast from NWEA Examines Equity in Education

NWEA, the not-for-profit educational assessment provider, announced today the launch of its new podcast, Testing America's Freedom. Hosted by Dr....


Sep 01, 2020, 05:00 ET Goal Setting Is a Key Element to Mitigating COVID-19-Related Impacts on Learning

As millions of students begin returning to school this month, school districts are addressing a host of challenges stemming from COVID-19 school...


Aug 06, 2020, 05:00 ET NWEA Releases Guidance on Remote Testing to Help Schools Assess the Impact of COVID-19 Disruptions

As millions of students get ready to return to school, school districts are preparing for a large number of them to be learning remotely. This...


Jul 16, 2020, 05:00 ET New Lexile Framework for Oral Reading to Provide Powerful Insight to Teachers Addressing Reading Crisis and COVID-19 Disruptions

NWEA, a not-for-profit assessment provider, announced today that its award-winning early reading assessment – MAP® Reading Fluency™ – will now...


Jul 14, 2020, 11:19 ET NWEA Releases Policy Recommendations for Assessment and Accountability in a Post-COVID World

As education leaders face the challenges of reopening schools after the unprecedented disruption of COVID-19, NWEA is releasing state and federal...


Jun 30, 2020, 05:00 ET New resources available this fall to help mitigate impact of COVID-19 school disruptions

As the education community continues to grapple with instruction in the era of COVID-19, attention has shifted to how to move forward after...


May 27, 2020, 05:00 ET Researchers estimate students coming back after COVID-19 closures may have greater variances in academic skills

As COVID-19 educational recovery efforts begin, NWEA, a not-for-profit educational assessment provider, teamed up with researchers from Texas A & M,...


Apr 09, 2020, 05:00 ET New Research from NWEA Projects Major Academic Impacts from COVID-19 Closures for Students, Especially in Mathematics

NWEA, a not-for-profit provider of assessment solutions, released today projections that current school closures due to the COVID-19 global pandemic...


Mar 10, 2020, 09:19 ET NWEA Researchers to Present on Growth, Social Emotional Learning, English Language Learners and Equity in March

NWEA researchers are presenting at several prominent education research, practice, and policy conferences in March 2020 including the Society for...


Mar 03, 2020, 08:00 ET NWEA Grant Program that Helps Foster Academic Growth of Underserved Students Now Accepting Applications

NWEA, the not-for-profit educational assessment provider, opened applications for its Educators for Equity Grant Program, an initiative to help...


Feb 10, 2020, 09:02 ET NWEA's Upgraded College Explorer Helps Every Student Map a Pathway to College

With more than 7,000 colleges and universities in the United States to choose from and college admissions more competitive than ever, it can be...


Jan 14, 2020, 08:00 ET Two national education thought leaders join NWEA Board of Directors

NWEA's Board of Directors appoints two national education experts to help direct the not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators ...


Oct 17, 2019, 06:00 ET NWEA Announces Through-Year Assessment, a First-of-Its-Kind Solution That Blends Proficiency and Growth Measurement

NWEA, a not-for-profit education organization, announced today the development of through-year assessment, a new solution designed to support states...


Jun 11, 2019, 08:30 ET NWEA Awarded $4.5 Million to Support Expansion of College- and Career-Ready Standards-Aligned Content for MAP Growth

NWEA, the not-for-profit provider of assessment solutions, has been awarded two grants totaling $4.5 million to support the creation of innovative...


Jun 06, 2019, 12:00 ET Khan Academy and NWEA Announce Partnership to Help Teachers Integrate Personalized Learning and Assessment to Accelerate Student Learning

Not-for-profit organizations Khan Academy and NWEA announced a new partnership between the two organizations and the co-creation of MAP Accelerator,...


Dec 17, 2018, 13:30 ET NWEA Names Jacob Bruno to Vice President of Professional Learning, Patrick Meyer to Director of Psychometric Solutions

NWEA, the not-for-profit provider of assessment solutions, has named Jacob Bruno as Vice President of Professional Learning and Patrick Meyer as...


Dec 11, 2018, 12:21 ET 2018 Teachers of the Year Share Powerful, Personal Stories in Third Season of "Leading from the Classroom" Podcast Series from NWEA

The 2018 State Teachers of the Year share personal and powerful stories that crystallize the importance of teaching in the third season of the...


Oct 02, 2018, 10:15 ET NWEA Study Finds Dramatic Difference in Relationship Between School Poverty and Student Achievement vs. Student Growth; Reveals Important Implications for How We Evaluate School Effectiveness

A new study from NWEA, the not-for-profit provider of assessment solutions, provides compelling evidence for greater transparency of school...


Jan 23, 2018, 08:00 ET NWEA Launches MAP Reading Fluency, First and Only K-3 Oral Reading Assessment Using Speech Recognition, Automatic Scoring, Computer Adaptive Technology

NWEA, the not-for-profit creator of assessment solutions, today introduces MAP Reading Fluency, the first computer adaptive, automatically scored K-3 ...


Sep 09, 2010, 07:00 ET Northwest Evaluation Association Honors Schools With Its Growth Achievement Award

Six schools across the United States have won the Northwest Evaluation Association's annual Growth Achievement Award for doing exemplary work in...


Aug 11, 2010, 07:00 ET Northwest Evaluation Association's MAP® Assessments Approved to Help English Language Learners in Texas

The state of Texas has approved the Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP) assessments to guide Texas schools in...


Jun 10, 2010, 07:00 ET NWEA's MAP(R) Assessments Approved for Blue Ribbon Schools Program

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that it has approved the Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP)...