Knovation and NWEA: Closing the Assessment-Instruction Loop


Knovation is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™), a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for its flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®).

For years, users have requested NWEA for the ability to get more frequent information on student progress and to access a more granular picture of the skills that need support in order to meet the expectations of rigorous college- and career-readiness standards.

NWEA has responded to this request by creating Skills Navigator — an online classroom assessment system that quickly and accurately measures student skills in math, reading, and English language usage. Skills Navigator is designed to give a “power boost” to teaching, helping teachers:

  • Identify the skills students are ready to learn
  • Collect evidence of skill learning
  • Monitor student progress toward mastery

And, as if access to all this information wasn’t enough, Skills Navigator helps teachers answer the “what now?” question that usually comes up after teachers identify skills that need more work for certain students. That’s where Knovation comes in, closing the assessment-instruction loop.

Skills Navigator connects students with targeted, rigorous online learning opportunities powered by Knovation’s dynamic collection of over 360,000 high-quality, standards-aligned Open Educational Resources (OER), curated using a 127-point certification process. The Knovation-Skills Navigator integration enables teachers to immediately and seamlessly assign differentiated learning resources to help every student grow and progress.

We are honored to be NWEA’s partner in a solution that has the potential to help teachers close achievement gaps, use data to guide instruction, and support kids with diverse needs.

Read NWEA’s blog post on Skills Navigator and the partnership with Knovation.


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