Portland, Ore., June 7, 2022 – NWEA – serving non-profit, research and educational service providers K-12 students – announced a new partnership today in collaboration with the Region 7 Education Service Center (ESC 7) to provide better services in the districts. As part of this initiative, MAP Growth Data will be seamlessly transferred to DMAC, which will enhance this valuable tool used by Texas educators to provide instant access to student data that supports instruction and student achievement.
The partnership was created through discussion around the need for a screener, used to determine which students could struggle on a specific topic in their more than 100 district and charter agencies. MAP was selected in part because of its reliability and validity of Growth (an interim assessment that can measure academic growth and predict performance in the annual STAAR State Assessment). The rich data provided by MAP Growth allows districts to streamline their assessment programs, saving valuable time for guidance. Currently, this new integration is available for all ESC 7 districts that use NWEA MAP Growth Assessment.
“We are excited to have MAP Growth available for ESC 7 districts. Our partnership will provide timely access to reliable data, ”said Raquel Hammons, Senior Accounts Executive at NWEA Service Provider Zone 7. “We know that when educators base their decisions on high quality data and apply them faithfully, there will be better results for students.”
The new partnership between NWEA and ESC 7 includes professional education opportunities for educators across the region. “Our ESCs provide services in many small and rural districts, and we are excited to work with NWEA to support our unique needs,” said Stacey Morris, Director – Center for Effective Schools at Region 7. , Cooperation has a significant impact as a positive factor in recovery efforts for both ESC 7 and larger districts. “
The web-based applications provided by DMAC exist to provide Texas educators with state-of-the-art tools and services needed to improve and enhance the quality of education provided by students. This allows students to spend more time and less time planning, testing, grading and isolating data. https://www.dmac-solutions.net
About MAP Growth
MAP Growth is an intermediate (given multiple times a year), computer-adapted assessment that measures students’ academic growth with a continuous scale for math in K-12 grades and English and science and biology in grades 2-8. Approximately 385 Texas public school districts and more than 650 education partners (including charter and private schools) use MAP Growth across the state. The assessment is TEKS lined up to provide guidance and accurately predict STAAR test performance in both English and Spanish. Learn more about MAP Growth here.
NWEA® (formerly known as the Northwest Evaluation Association) is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that supports students and educators in more than 146 countries through research, evaluation solutions, policy and advocacy services, professional education and school improvement services. Fight for equity, exert classroom influence, and push for systematic change in our educational communities. Visit NWEA.org to learn more about how we are partnering with teachers to help all children learn.