NWEA Certified Trainers  

June 12, 2014
Kelly Clapp and I are Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) certified trainers for ESU 10 schools. We recently completed our third and final training series entitled Growth and Goals. The NWEA certification allows Kelly and me to tailor the content and training sessions to meet the needs of ESU 10 schools. We have been busy this year traveling to schools to facilitate data discussions and analysis using the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress assessment. The training titles and content are outlined below.

Stepping Stones to Using Data - In this workshop, attendees work with the reports available after their first test season. Staff members will analyze their data, learn to interpret data, and engage with other faculty to create an environment responsive to the needs of all students.

This one-day workshop is designed to help teachers and building administrators understand and interpret assessment report data for the purpose of improving student learning. Understanding test data is essential for districts to be able to gauge the effectiveness of programs. With this understanding, educators can make better informed decisions related to school and classroom improvement programs.

Climbing the Data Ladder - In this workshop, attendees learn to use Measure of Academic Progress® (MAP®) test results to support classroom instruction. Topics include differentiated instruction, data-informed lesson planning, and other strategies to support the instructional needs of all students.

This one-day workshop is designed for teachers and members of the District Leadership Team. Participants will develop capacity to interpret MAP data and engage in effective differentiated instruction practices.

Growth and Goals  - In this workshop, attendees use growth data as the basis for establishing and evaluating goals. Participants learn how to work with students to set growth targets and understand how to analyze data over time to identify effective programs and instructional practices.

This one-day workshop is designed for teachers and members of the District Leadership Team. Participants will develop capacity to evaluate growth data and engage in effective goal setting practices.

ESU 10 will welcome four new school districts to the NWEA MAP assessment in the fall of 2014. Kelly and I look forward to assisting all of our districts in using their NWEA data to improve student learning.

Source: www.nwea.org

-Denise O'Brien, Professional Development Coordinator