Northwest Evaluation Association Hits Industry Milestone with Ten Instructional Content Partnerships

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Integration with MAP Provides Educators Greatest Flexibility for Instruction Informed by Assessment

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Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) announced its 10th partnership with an instructional content provider, Curriculum Crafter, this month, signifying a new milestone for in-depth content integration in the industry. These partnerships allow educators to select appropriate teaching resources from a range of instructional content options – including open education resources – using a student’s RIT score from NWEA’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment.

The integration of a breadth of instructional content with reliable, accurate MAP data allows teachers to deepen differentiated instruction through MAP Informed Learning Paths. Teachers can personalize instruction for each student with a customized ILP that optimizes the individual student learning experience.

“NWEA believes that assessment should inform instruction,” said Matt Chapman, CEO of NWEA. “So we are dedicated to giving educators a wide range of high-quality instructional choices, so that they are able to use the resources best suited for their students' individual needs. This milestone exemplifies our mission, partnering to help all kids learn.”

Resources and tools from these Instructional Content Providers are available to more than 7,800 schools, districts, and educational agencies currently using MAP assessments to measure student academic growth.

  • Achieve3000® enables educators to deepen differentiated instruction through MAP Informed Learning Paths, which support and strengthen the skills required for college and career readiness.
  • Compass Learning provides a complete solution for teachers’ instructional needs and produces individualized learning paths.
  • Curriculum Advantage's Classworks integrates MAP assessment results to provide interactive, online K-8 math, reading, language arts, and science instruction as well as assessment and productivity tools.
  • Curriculum Crafter aligns MAP data with standards-aligned instructional content from a web-based curriculum management platform. Teachers have immediate access to thousands of K-12 resources.
  • Edgenuity integrates MAP assessment results with Edgenuity’s online courseware, creating data-driven individualized learning paths for each student.
  • Edmentum assimilates MAP assessment results with Study Island® content and instructional materials to create individualized learning paths for each student, and helps K-12 students master the content specified in state and Common Core standards.
  • Learning A-Z integrates MAP assessment results with Reading A-Z’s literacy-focused curriculum resources, creating differentiated instructional recommendations for teachers to use with each student or groups of students.
  • NoRedInk uses MAP assessment results with NoRedInk’s popular grammar and writing software, creating personalized content recommendations for each student.
  • Odysseyware combines MAP assessment results with customized, flexible K–12 core, elective, and CTE curriculum and instructional tools.
  • Triumph Learning integrates MAP assessment results to create personalized learning paths for every student.

These partnerships are in addition to a wide range of Open Education Resources (OER) that are also linked to MAP, such as Kahn Academy. More information about NWEA’s Instructional Content Provider program is available online.

About Northwest Evaluation Association
Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim growth assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®); Skills Navigator®, a skills mastery and progress monitoring tool; and as the U.S. provider of the PISA-based OECD Test for Schools assessment. More than 7,800 partners in U.S. schools, school districts, education agencies, and international schools trust us to offer PreK-12 assessments that accurately measure student growth and mastery and inform instruction; professional development that fosters educators' ability to accelerate student learning; and research that supports assessment validity and data interpretation. Educators currently use NWEA assessments with nearly eight million students. Learn more at nwea.org.

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