Achieve3000® and Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA) and Partner to Raise

3/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

New integration will enable educators to deepen differentiated instruction through MAP® Informed Learning Paths, which support and strengthen the skills required for college and career readiness.

Lakewood, NJ – March 20, 2014 – Achieve3000®, the leader in online differentiated instruction, and the Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™), the pioneer in adaptive assessment that measures student growth independent of grade, today announced the creation of a new integration, launching July, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year.

The integration combines reliable, accurate data from the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP) assessment to generate a MAP Informed Learning Path (ILP) for students in grades 2-12 using the Achieve3000 online literacy solutions. Teachers can personalize the ILPs by providing each student with a customized set of lessons to develop his or her skills. It gives educators the best of both worlds – a proven assessment tool and targeted, differentiated instruction to improve student performance.

“Our partnership with NWEA is an exciting, new way to help teachers measure progress and for students to make gains toward the new rigors required in today’s classrooms,” said Saki Dodelson, CEO and Founder of Achieve3000. “We are delighted to have a partner aligned with our mission to give all students innovative tools that put them on the accelerated path to college and career readiness.”

To integrate assessment with instruction, Achieve3000 will import school data from MAP tests and generate performance reports for each student and class. Teachers will have access to information about individual student scores and the informational text goals addressed in Achieve3000. The program will assign an ILP to each student based on his or her scores. To support teacher’s effective use of MAP data, Achieve3000 has created Teacher Recommendations to help teachers differentiate instruction of key skills and concepts across RIT bands.

Matt Chapman, President and CEO of NWEA, said, “This integration optimizes the learning experience for students by allowing educators to better respond to individual needs with targeted instruction. It’s a partnership that fits perfectly with the NWEA mission – Partnering to help all kids learn® – and furthers our goal of increasing student growth through a personalized academic experience.”

The partnership with NWEA creates a powerful tool that will support teachers and accelerate student achievement. It is ideal for schools and districts implementing a Response to Intervention (RtI) plan, since the National Center for RtI recognizes MAP as a universal screener.

About Achieve3000

Achieve3000 is the leader in online differentiated instruction, serving millions of students nationwide. For more than 14 years, the company has been helping students achieve significant Lexile® reading gains—often double-to-triple the expected gains, compared to non-users of the program. Based on decades of scientific research, Achieve3000 online solutions deliver engaging, nonfiction content that supports core curriculum, Response to Intervention, English language learning, special education, and other instructional models. These solutions – eScience3000® (for grades 6-8), KidBiz3000® (for grades 2-5), TeenBiz3000® (for grades 6-8), Empower3000™ (for grades 9-12) and Spark3000® (for adult learners) – are aligned with Common Core State Standards for English language arts as well as state standards. Achieve3000 supports 21st century education initiatives across content areas and is raising student performance across the country. The company is based in Lakewood, N.J. Learn more about Achieve3000 online at www.achieve3000.com or by calling 888-968-6822.

About Northwest Evaluation Association

Founded by educators nearly 40 years ago, Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). More than 6,800 partners in U.S. school districts, education agencies, and international schools trust us to offer pre-kindergarten through grade 12 assessments that accurately measure student growth and learning needs, professional development that fosters educators’ ability to accelerate student learning, and research that supports assessment validity and informed policy. To better inform instruction and maximize every learner’s academic growth, educators currently use NWEA assessments and items with nearly 10 million students. Learn more at NWEA.org.

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