Daily Archives: November 2, 2015

Would you support replacing Smarter Balanced with NWEA?

If we must have a state assessment, I would support NWEA over Smarter Balanced. Both of my children have taken NWEA.  NWEA provides teachers with immediate feedback on each student which is a valuable tool. Districts can use NWEA data to make instructional decisions. Parents receive information that they can understand and they receive their child’s scores during the school year; not after the school year is over. It is aligned with the standards. It is a growth model. NWEA is a non-profit organization.  To learn more about NWEA, click here.