Networking for Success Utilizing NWEA Tools
Barbara Hunter Cox, Director of Teaching & Learning, Dr. Ellen Treadway, Arkansas Public School Resource Center, AR
Fusion 2012, the NWEA summer conference in Portland, Oregon
This session will examine a unique collaborative approach to implementation of NWEA assessment, funded by a private foundation, managed by a state wide nonprofit and driven with NWEA expertise and tools. The partnership’s state wide network supports systematic implementation resulting in the integration of the data for instructional improvement and networking the schools to share best practices. Annually, the initiative sponsors “Growth Awards” that provides monetary support for districts, schools and individual teachers who have significant gains from the use of NWEA assessment data in their classrooms.
- Share our model design for implementation of NWEA in multiple sites within a state
- Share the "Growth Awards" concept and implementation strategies
- Discuss the unique partnership of a nonprofit, foundation and NWEA in a highly successful implementation design
- New data user
- Experienced data user
- Advanced data user
- District leadership
- Curriculum and Instruction
Arkansas Public School Resource Center is a nonprofit that serves both Charter and Rural School Districts across the state. APSRC has a wide range of support services including legal, fiscal, technology and teaching and learning. APSRC has an initiative focusing on building a network of partner schools utilizing the NWEA tools resulting in an improvement in academic achievement.