Knovation Announces Partnership with NWEA to Close Assessment-Instruction Loop

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Knovation’s curated collection of Open Educational Resources to bolster new online assessment system

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Knovation, the leader in advanced personalized learning solutions, announces its partnership with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), a global not-for-profit educational services organization and pioneer in adaptive assessments. The partnership centers on the newly announced Skills Navigator, which uses Knovation’s professionally curated Open Educational Resources (OER) to close the assessment-instruction loop.

Skills Navigator, an online classroom assessment system that measures student skills in math, reading and English language usage, leverages Knovation’s dynamic collection of high-quality, standards-aligned Open Educational Resources that undergo a 127-point certification process for identification of quality resources, contextualization and maintenance. Together, Skills Navigator and Knovation’s OER collection help teachers seamlessly assign differentiated instruction using quality, reliable digital resources to help every student grow based on what skills need work.

“Skills Navigator is a powerful tool for educators who are looking to use data to guide instruction,” said Randy Wilhelm, CEO of Knovation. “By infusing Knovation’s professionally curated collection of OER, the tool becomes even stronger. This marriage will help teachers close achievement gaps and support students with diverse needs.”

To learn more about the partnership between Knovation and NWEA and how it aims to close the assessment-instruction loop, visit the Knovation blog.

About Knovation
Knovation is committed to igniting the hope of knowing by making learning personal. The company supports districts throughout their digital transformations by making it extremely easy for teachers to find and use very specific resources to meet very specific class and individual student learning needs. Since 1999, over 32 million students and 1.2 million teachers have been reached.

Knovation’s curated OER collection of rigorously evaluated and continuously maintained dynamic resources are ready to be incorporated into your traditional, blended or flipped teaching and learning environments using netTrekker, icurio or via integration with assessment and learning management systems. For more information, visit

About Northwest Evaluation Association
Founded by educators nearly 40 years ago, Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). More than 7,600 partners in U.S. schools, school districts, education agencies, and international schools trust us to offer pre- kindergarten through grade 12 assessments that accurately measure student growth and learning needs, professional development that fosters educators' ability to accelerate student learning, and research that supports assessment validity and data interpretation. To better inform instruction and maximize every learner's academic growth, educators currently use NWEA assessments with nearly eight million students. Learn more at

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