New resources available this fall to help mitigate impact of COVID-19 school disruptions
The first is MAP® Accelerator™ powered by
The second is a new partnership with Newsela, a K-12 instructional content platform that offers authentic, relevant instructional content at five reading levels, ranging from current events and popular culture to primary sources, historical fiction, and examples of real-world phenomena. Newsela and MAP Growth together will help teachers differentiate instruction. When a child takes a MAP Growth assessment next school year, Newsela will automatically show them content at the reading level that's right for them.
"As a not-for-profit assessment provider, NWEA has one of the most expansive array of instructional connections partners," said
Both tools are integrated with MAP Growth data meaning educators can immediately focus on meeting the specific needs of students. This not only saves time, but targets instruction and resources toward the greatest needs. Given that researchers predict students returning to school this fall (in whatever format that may take place) will have greater variances in academic skills and knowledge due to disparities in remote learning, access to technology and support for learning at home; some students may return significantly behind while others could come back well ahead – even thriving in remote learning conditions. Educators will need quality data to quickly triage the diverse needs of their classrooms, and effective tools, like MAP Accelerator and Newsela, that will help them accelerate academic growth.
"It's important to provide resources that are powered by quality data," said
The Newsela and MAP Growth data integration will be available this fall to Newsela customers that use or plan to use MAP Growth assessments. MAP Accelerator will also be available this fall to schools across the country.
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