This week, leaders from Ector County ISD’s Curriculum & Instruction division are not only present, but are also presenters, at the NWEA Fusion Conference which draws an audience of educators from across the globe. This year’s theme for this conference is Rise. Build. Thrive. ECISD’s use of the NWEA MAP (Measure of Academic Success) assessment has shown quite a bit of success, and that earned the invitation to present at this conference.
On Wednesday afternoon, ECISD Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Lilia Náñez and Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction Lisa Wills joined FEV Tutor in showcasing how the district’s use of high-impact tutoring helped fill in students’ achievement gaps coming out of COVID.
The model featured the use of NWEA MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) Growth results, and how those can and should be used to personalize tutoring plans for each student.
Thursday, Náñez and Wills will deliver a session on the broader implications and possibilities when it comes to using the NWEA MAP assessment, a news release said. It was the key measurement tool for high-impact tutoring and it also drives other initiatives like Teacher Incentive Allotment designations, the Opportunity Culture staffing model, and the implementation of Blended Learning. In all of these areas, student growth is the key, and the MAP assessment has proven to be an accurate tool for measuring student progress.
“We are excited to share the good news of ECISD with school districts across the country so that they can learn from the work that we’re doing and can improve outcomes for the children within their own school systems,” ECISD Superintendent Scott Muri said.