Jennifer Anderson

Tools and resources to support you, as you support your students

Blog Post created by Jennifer Anderson on Sep 22, 2020

As we enter a fall school term like no other, there is little doubt that teachers across the country and around the world are needing support and resources to keep learning on track. Over the summer, our team at NWEA focused on building out the best resources we could to support you. We are excited to share the new Teacher Toolkit! We hope this bank of resources will help you help your students and work alongside families. Here are just a few highlights of what you can find:


  • A space created to support teachers using MAP Growth or MAP Reading Fluency in a remote testing environment.
  • Guidance and resources to help you support your students after they have tested. Here you’ll find tools for setting goals, along with guidance on reports, using the data, and connecting students to online instructional resources.
  • Quick access links to key resources and support including the help center, reports logins, RIT reference charts, and product updates.
  • Support for communicating with families, including resources for helping families understand MAP Growth and access to examples of parent communications. You can also leverage the new Family/Teacher Planning tool, designed with Learning Heroes, to bring teachers and families together in support of students.
  • Videos and information to illustrate the student experience.


We also improved our Family Toolkit, so you can direct families to resources designed to assist them in understanding MAP, preparing to test at home, or just supporting their learners.

In the Show of Hands newsletter, we will continue to seek out and bring you timely, relevant, and actionable information, as well as (hopefully) some inspiration, tips to help you stay sane, and maybe a chuckle or two. Because we probably could all use a bit more laughter and inspiration in our days about now.

Teachers: we believe in you. Year after year we see your resilience, your courage, and your passion. We know you’re being asked to tap into it like never before and we want you to know we stand with you. You keep all of us inspired. We are incredibly proud to partner with you. Thank you, thank you for all you do.