“We are thrilled to partner with NWEA to help educators differentiate instruction at an individual student level,” said Edgenuity CEO Sari Factor.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions and Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), a leader in computer adaptive assessments that measure academic growth independent of grade, today announced the creation of a powerful new integration that will be available later this year.
This integration will allow educators to use assessment data generated by Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) from NWEA to assign Individualized Learning Paths within Edgenuity to students in grades 6-12. Aligned to the Common Core and state standards, these personalized English Language Arts and math learning experiences will link to the skills and concepts students need to be successful in high school and beyond.
“We are thrilled to partner with NWEA to help educators differentiate instruction at an individual student level,” said Edgenuity CEO Sari Factor. “Our engaging courses, built-in academic supports and ability to track student progress, coupled with NWEA’s rich reporting interface and data, will help educators create targeted learning paths for any student and more closely monitor achievement.”
Matt Chapman, President and CEO of NWEA, said, “This integration optimizes the learning experience for students by allowing educators to better respond to individual needs with targeted instruction. It’s a partnership that fits perfectly with the NWEA mission – Partnering to help all kids learn – and furthers our goal of increasing student growth through a personalized academic experience.”
The new integration will be ideal for schools and districts implementing a Response to Intervention (RTI) plan – the National Center for RTI has recognized MAP as a universal screener – as well as for students who are having difficulties in English Language Arts and math. The integration will enable educators to export assessment data from MAP and import it into Edgenuity. Edgenuity’s learning management system will then suggest an Individualized Learning Path for each student based on his or her test scores. Each path features video lessons with interactive tasks and activities, along with robust practice assignments.
Edgenuity’s instruction and ongoing feedback informs students when they have mastered material, helping to ensure that students gain the skills they need to be college and career ready. With this new integration, teachers and administrators can quickly identify student weaknesses and intervene immediately in the areas of English Language Arts and math:
- English Language Arts Learning Paths are focused on reading comprehension and literary analysis, with a strong emphasis on literary nonfiction and information texts, as well as grammar and mechanics.
- Math Learning Paths are carefully sequenced to provide the concepts and skills required for success in Algebra, including number properties and arithmetic with integers and rational numbers, proportional reasoning and relationships, and basic algebraic manipulations.
Edgenuity (formerly E2020, Inc) provides engaging online education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity delivers a range of Core Curriculum, AP®, Elective, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Credit Recovery courses aligned to the rigor and high expectations of state, Common Core and iNACOL standards and designed to inspire life-long learning. Fully flexible for use in any blended or online learning model, Edgenuity supports an environment where personalized learning is possible. With 185 semester-long courses and growing, Edgenuity has already driven outcomes for more than one million students in schools and districts across the country. For more information, and to see Edgenuity in action visit Edgenuity.com.
About Northwest Evaluation Association™
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA™) is a global not-for-profit educational services organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon. NWEA partners with educational organizations worldwide to provide computer-based assessment suites, professional development and research services. Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) adaptive assessments from NWEA leverage more than 30 years of research into student growth that informs decision-making at every level, from classrooms to boardrooms. The NWEA research center, The Kingsbury Center, uses the Growth Research Database (GRD™) to drive original research with universities, foundations and policymakers. Learn more at nwea.org.
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Katherine B. Ward
Collaborative Communications (NWEA)