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Colo. district adopts new assessment system with real-time feedback

By Laura Devaney
July 27th, 2015

Jefferson County establishes partnership to boost assessment success

assessment-partnershipJefferson County Public Schools (Jeffco), Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) and MasteryConnect have entered into a partnership to provide high-quality interim assessment tools to all schools in the Golden, Colo. district.

“To track and improve student learning, we need a comprehensive assessment system that returns actionable information to best support our teachers and students,” said Dan McMinimee, Superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools. “Partnering with NWEA and MasteryConnect will help us ensure our interim assessment system delivers maximum instructional value throughout the district.”

Jeffco teachers and administrators involved in the selection process unanimously voted to replace the district’s previous assessments with NWEA’s interim assessment system. The key component of this system is NWEA’s Measures of Academic Progress Assessment (MAP).

Next page: More information about the partnership and plans for assessments moving forward