The Knox Community School Board members heard from Elementary Principal Glenn Barnes and Middle School Principal Dave Miller who presented the NWEA analysis during the board’s recent meeting.
The Northwest Evaluation Association, or NWEA, test is a state-aligned computer-based testing system which adapts to the child in real-time as the test progresses for a pinpoint picture of learning achievement and readiness.
Superintendent A.J. Gappa said the NWEA test measures learning growth in students in reading and math.
“They broke down the areas and showed what the expected was to be and compared with the actual growth,” said Gappa. “This way if the teachers dig into the data, they can really find out where a student is behind and they can focus on areas for particular students. That’s really helpful.”
Students in Kindergarten through the eighth grade take this test.