• Tip of the Week: Contacting NWEA Support

    With winter testing beginning for many districts, you may have some questions along the way and are in need of support services. Our Partner Support team is ready to help with whatever your needs are and provide a var...
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  • Tip of the Week: Goals and Growth

    Goal setting with your students is a great way to keep them involved with their own growth aspirations in MAP testing. Sharing details about their Student Profile report with them can help to motivate in learning new ...
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  • Equal projected growth for very different students.

    In my class, like many others, the RIT scores in September vary greatly... from 193 to 224, yet each student has a projected growth of 11.  I would really like to have that explained to me, as the same was n...
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  • QUEST: New Member Onboarding

    Welcome to NWEA Connection! We have created this quest to help you learn more about this community and how to navigate it.   Your first question may be, "What is a quest?".  Quests are created to encourag...
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  • Tip of the Week: Product Updates and other community notifications

    With our product update communications going digital, stay informed with all the new releases by visiting our new Product Updates space in NWEA Connection! You can set your notification preferences to either be notifi...
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  • New Partner Standard Roster File Tip: Class Name (Column K)

    Many Data Administrators have questions surrounding the "Class Name" in the standard roster file. This column (column K) is important for reporting purposes. This field should reflect the actual group of students in a...
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  • New Partners: Help us, help you.

    Over the past months I've shared "New Partner Tips" with the hope of providing valuable content and information for the newest user of MAP Suite products. Please let me know if there is anything specific you...
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  • Tip of the Week: New student resources!

    Have you heard about our new Student Resources site? Here is where students can watch warm-up videos, take practice tests, see how the test player tools work, and even try out the Desmos Calculator. It's a great way t...
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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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  • Gamify the assessment

    Just a suggestion, why not make the assessment more appealing to students by giving immediate feedback or a running score while they are taking the assessment?
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  • Tip of the Week: Winter roster time!

    Have you imported a class roster file yet to prepare for winter testing? Keep in mind that for every term you test MAP Growth assessments, a new roster is required before you can begin to create new test sessions and ...
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  • Life-Readiness is More Than Academics

    Read associated blog: Lessons in
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  • Prepare Students for Being Life Ready

    Read associated blog: Lessons in
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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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  • Partner Tip: Closing My Testing Window

    WHEN: After all schools have tested. This step isn’t done by NWEA but the District Assessment Coordinator or System Administrator within your school or district. Once the window has been marked complete the...
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  • Tip of the Week: Changes with test invalidation rules

    Starting in fall of 2018, NWEA began invalidating students' test results if the system determined a student rapidly-guessed for 30% or more of their test. After extensive feedback from our valued partners, we understa...
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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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  • New Partner Tip: Best Practices for MAP Growth Testing

    The first step is to ensure the student’s devices are set up. It’s recommended to do this step at least a few days before the first day of testing. After proctor training has been completed you can also cr...
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  • New Partner Tip: School Proctor vs. District Proctor

    Many partners ask, “what is the difference between the School Proctor and District Proctor roles?" Aside from being able to monitor a student while they are testing the two roles were created from the need ...
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