NWEA and FEV Tutor Partner to Give Each Student Access to Customized Real-Time Tutoring and On-Demand Support

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FEV Tutor Uses Students' MAP Growth Assessment Results to Democratize Private Tutoring


We are confident that by using MAP Growth results to guide FEV Tutor's instruction, students will experience greater achievement and learning rewards. -- Chris Minnich, CEO of NWEA

NWEA, the leading not-for profit provider of cutting-edge assessment solutions, and FEV Tutor announced today that they have partnered to help school districts use MAP Growth assessment results to personalize instruction and intervention for each student through 1:1, live online tutoring solutions.

Through the partnership, FEV Tutor collaborates with curriculum and instruction specialists and classroom teachers to review each student's MAP Growth results, or RIT scores, to create a learning path specifically designed to meet each student's individual needs with standards aligned lessons that will help close learning gaps. The customized tutoring is structured to complement and enhance classroom instruction and activities to accelerate student learning.

MAP Growth provides the most precise measure of a K-12 student's academic achievement and growth. A computer-adaptive assessment, it adjusts to each student's responses to provide personalized results about what each student knows, is able to do, and is ready to learn next-whether on, above, or below grade level. MAP Growth is used by more than 11 million students at over 9,500 schools and districts within the U.S. and internationally.

Through partnerships with the industry's most extensive array of curriculum and instructional providers, teachers have the flexibility to use MAP Growth results with their current curricula and instructional tools. Teachers receive immediate and actionable information in easy-to-use reports to help differentiate instruction for students in need of remediation and those high performers requiring additional enrichment. Because MAP Growth tracks individual student growth over time, it can help predict each student's proficiency and college readiness.

"The learning challenges and learning aptitudes of each child are unique, so tailoring instruction is the most effective way to overcome the former and cultivate the latter," said Chris Minnich, CEO of NWEA. "We are confident that by using MAP Growth results to guide FEV Tutor's instruction, students will experience greater achievement and learning rewards."

With FEV Tutor, students meet 1:1 with their own professional tutor from any computer or tablet with an Internet connection to work in real-time on identified learning strands. Each tutoring session captures formative assessment data to enable FEV's education team to continually work with the teacher to further customize the tutoring on an ongoing basis, ensuring each student remains on the most optimal learning path. FEV Tutor has also incorporated functionalities that allow for primary language support for EL students in order to give all students equal access.

"This partnership is a true game-changer," said FEV Tutor Sr. Vice President and Co-Founder, Ryan Patenaude. "For the first time, K-12's leading growth assessment is being paired with live, 1-to-1 instruction for all students. When our tutors use MAP Growth RIT scores to personalize and adapt tutoring, we can ensure students are grasping learning objectives, achieving growth, and increasing their performance on assessments."

About NWEA
NWEA® is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency-and provide insights to help tailor instruction. Educators in 145 countries and more than half the schools in the US rely on our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™; and the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA). Visit NWEA.org to find out how NWEA can partner with you to help all kids learn.

About FEV Tutor:
FEV Tutor is a Boston-based education company that partners with K-12 schools and districts to provide engaging 1:1 online tutoring services. By leveraging technology, FEV Tutor pairs students with their own live, 1-on-1 tutor available anytime and anywhere there is an internet connection. Tutoring is driven-by-data so that instruction is differentiated for each learner and specifically designed to stimulate academic growth. This innovative approach to supplemental support is having a measured impact with partners nationally. For more information on FEV Tutor, visit: http://www.fevtutor.com

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