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Ayesha K. Hashim; Miles Davison; Sofia Postell; Jazmin Isaacs – NWEA, 2024
The share of at-risk students has increased post pandemic requiring a response that matches the magnitude of the impact. High dosage tutoring has been one strategy to address the needs. If implemented effectively and at the proper scale, accelerated academic growth is possible. This brief reviews the collection of research on high dosage tutoring,…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Tutoring, Pandemics, COVID-19
Isaacs, Jazmin; Kuhfeld, Megan; Lewis, Karyn – NWEA, 2023
This is the technical index for the research brief "Education's Long COVID: 2022-23 Achievement Data Reveal Stalled Progress toward Pandemic Recovery." Using data from 6.7 million U.S. public school students currently in grades 3-8, the study examined academic gains in the 2022-23 school year relative to pre-pandemic years. It also…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Academic Achievement, Public Schools
Meyer, J. Patrick; Hu, Ann; Li, Sylvia – NWEA, 2023
The Content Proximity Project was designed to improve the content validity of the MAP® Growth™ assessments while retaining the ability for the test to adapt off-grade and meet students wherever they are in their learning. Two main features of the project were the development of an enhanced item selection algorithm, and a spring pilot study…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Content Validity, Mathematics Tests
Nordengren, Chase – NWEA, 2023
This paper describes high quality teaching practices in two schools that produce exceptional growth for all kinds of students. These practices focus on making the most of instructional time and exposing students to high quality content in a variety of contexts. They prove teachers don't need to choose between differentiating to meet students'…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Educational Quality, Student Needs
Kuhfeld, Megan; Diliberti, Melissa; McEachin, Andrew; Schweig, Jon; Mariano, Louis T. – NWEA, 2023
Numerous headlines have proclaimed just how far behind students have fallen since the COVID-19 pandemic first shuttered schools in March 2020. Many of these headlines report test score changes in "months (or years) of learning" from recent studies. Despite the accessibility (and therefore popularity) of the "months of learning"…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Benchmarking, Performance, Student Evaluation
NWEA, 2023
This brief provides a policy perspective into the recent NWEA research on how COVID-19 has affected student learning. It builds on previous research showing achievement levels stalling over the 2022-23 school year from the previous year. This analysis on student learning from grades 3-8 shows that academic recovery has stalled for older learners…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Educational Trends
Steinbach, Sonja – NWEA, 2022
This review examines research on math achievement in students who are blind or visually impaired (BVI), and seeks to show the opportunities that BVIs have access to in order to demonstrate their knowledge of mathematics as well as the unique challenges they face and the ways in which these barriers have (or have not) been addressed. Math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Accessibility (for Disabled)
Xue, Kang; Barker, Elizabeth – NWEA, 2022
This study, which is part of a larger project that aims to make online math more accessible to students with visual impairments (VI), examines the text quality of math assessment items for students with VI who use screen readers. Using data from about 29.5 million students taking standard versions of the MAP Growth math assessment, and 48,845…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Mathematics, Visual Impairments
He, Wei – NWEA, 2022
This report documents the norming study procedure used to produce the achievement and growth user norms for English MAP Reading Fluency Foundational Skills. It also provides snapshots of the achievement and growth norms for each grade and domain.
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Reading Tests
NWEA, 2022
This technical report documents the processes and procedures employed by NWEA® to build and support the English MAP® Reading Fluency™ assessments administered during the 2020-2021 school year. It is written for measurement professionals and administrators to help evaluate the quality of MAP Reading Fluency. The seven sections of this report: (1)…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement, Reading Fluency
Meyer, J. Patrick; Dahlin, Michael – NWEA, 2022
The MAP® Growth™ theory of action describes key features of MAP Growth and its position in a comprehensive assessment system. The basic premise of the theory of action is that all students learn when MAP Growth is situated in a comprehensive assessment system and used for its intended purposes to yield information about student learning and enable…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Student Evaluation
Kuhfeld, Megan; Lewis, Karyn – NWEA, 2022
School systems started the 2021-22 school year with extra resources and plans for recovery, but repeated resurgences of the COVID-19 virus thwarted hopes of a strong comeback. Schools continued to face a myriad of challenges including severe staff shortages, high rates of absenteeism and sickness, and rolling school closures forced by the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, COVID-19, Pandemics, Reading Achievement
Kuhfeld, Megan; Lewis, Karyn – NWEA, 2022
The purpose of this technical appendix is to share more detailed results and to describe more fully the sample and methods used in the research included in the brief, "Student achievement in 2021-22: Cause for hope and continued urgency." The authors investigated two main research questions in this brief: (1) How do achievement gains…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains
Johnson, Angela; Kuhfeld, Megan; Soland, James – NWEA, 2022
About one in five students in the US attends a rural school, and over half of all school districts are in rural areas. And yet very little is known about achievement, achievement gaps, and academic growth in rural schools, including how school-year and summer changes in achievement may differ in these schools. This lack of information is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
He, Wei – NWEA, 2022
To ensure that student academic growth in a subject area is accurately captured, it is imperative that the underlying scale remains stable over time. As item parameter stability constitutes one of the factors that affects scale stability, NWEA® periodically conducts studies to check for the stability of the item parameter estimates for MAP®…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Test Items, Test Reliability, Academic Achievement
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