• Make year-end reporting easier with the MAP Growth Insights Report

    Each spring, many district administrators out there are tasked with reporting metrics to others in their communities – from parents to school boards – that answer the question, “How are the schools i...
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  • More Entries from Our Inspiring Teachers Contest!

    Update: You can check out all of the contest winners on Teach.Learn.Grow and other entrants here.   Hello again!   We’re back with more entrants from our recent contest for teachers who keep their kids...
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  • MAP en español  - Your Questions Answered

      MAP Spanish offers equitable assessment tools to better understand the next steps in learning for your Spanish-speaking students. Here are answers to the top 10 most frequently asked questions:   1. How mu...
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  • Even more teacher entries from our inspiring teacher contest!

    Update: You can check out all of the contest winners on Teach.Learn.Grow and other entrants here. Greetings!   This week, we’re going to continue featuring entrants to our recent contest for teachers who ...
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  • Meet the runners up in our inspiring teacher contest!

    Update: You can check out all of the contest winners on Teach.Learn.Grow and other entrants here.   Hello again! Thank you to everyone who submitted entries in our Teacher Appreciation c...
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  • More incredible teacher entries from our inspiring teacher contest!

    Update: You can check out all of the contest winners on Teach.Learn.Grow and other entrants here.   Greetings!   Recently, we held a contest asking educators to nominate teachers who fi...
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  • Update! Nominate a Teacher and They Could Win $250!

    Hello everyone!    Here's a quick update on our contest to celebrate teachers who go the extra mile to get their kids excited about academic growth.   Submissions Are Coming In! Keep 'Em Coming! We con...
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  • Nominate a teacher and they could win $250!

    Recently, we wrote about the MAP Testing Fairy, and how fourth-grade teacher Courtney Dickerson created a program that got her kids so excited about their own academic growth that they started a letter-writing ca...
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  • Meet the MAP Testing Fairy!

    Recently on Twitter, we learned about fourth-grade teacher Courtney Dickerson’s unique approach to getting kids excited about growth testing: the MAP Testing Fairy. With encouragement, the right incentives, and ...
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  • How Do *You* Celebrate Growth in Your Classroom?

    One of my favorite parts of MAP Growth is getting to see how involved some kids get when tracking their own achievements. Whether it's leadership students celebrating growth between terms, individual teachers and stud...
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  • 7 Programs and Games to Help Facilitate Personalized Learning

    As you read the blog, consider the question: Are there any games and programs you are using in your classroom to help personalize learning for your students?   After you have read the post, continue the conversa...
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  • A Teacher’s Survival Guide to MAP Growth Reports

    Over the years, many teachers have asked questions like, “Which MAP Growth report should I start with?”, or “Which MAP Growth report is the most effective?” or even, “What order should I ...
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  • MAP Novice to MAP Coordinator

    Ever wonder how someone gets started with MAP Growth – and then becomes an expert? Check out a recent post over at our Teach. Learn. Grow. blog to get a perspective from a MAP-novice-turned-professional-lea...
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  • Winter Testing Advice from Teach. Learn. Grow. Blog

    It's winter testing season! For many districts, now is the time to give interim assessments, so students and teachers can check in on progress toward growth goals together. If you're new to winter testing, or you're l...
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  • Highlights from the 2018 Teacher of the Year Podcast Series!

    We're a little more than half-way through NWEA's podcast series, Leading from the Classroom, which features short interviews with the 2018 Teachers of the Year.    The entire series is fantastic--every 5-mi...
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  • Understanding Instructional Weeks: Why Are They Important?

    As the school year approaches, we’re starting to get more questions about interpreting and adjusting instructional weeks. Specifically, these questions revolve around how instructional weeks impact interpretatio...
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  • Season 3 of the Teachers of the Year podcast is here!

    Hello again!   Just wanted to let everyone know that season 3 of the NWEA / CCSSO Podcast, Leading from the Classroom, has started, and the first three episodes are ready to stream!   This year, Leading fr...
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  • Lessons in "life ready"

    As told by 2018 State Teachers of the Year   In this blog, the third in the series featuring conversations with 2018 State Teachers of the Year, we discussed whether teaching life skills had a place in the class...
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  • Why I’m Grateful for Growth Measures Like MAP Growth

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one: I’m filling out my son’s next Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) that’s due when he turns three, and I’m freaking out, convinced that the responses I ...
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  • Are you using MAP Growth with STEM? Share your story!

    We've worked with partner school districts from across the country with strong Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiatives—and some are even using MAP Growth Science to track growth across thei...
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