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ThinkCERCA Announces Partnership With NWEA

ThinkCERCA | March 30, 2022

Personalized reading platform, ThinkCERCA announced a partnership with NWEA, a not-for-profit organization that supports both students and educators. ThinkCERCA offers differentiated reading and writing lessons that are based on research-oriented methods of developing language and literacy skills in students.

"After being inspired by teachers doing amazing work with NWEA MAP data in Chicago Public Schools, I left the district to make rigorous personalization and data-informed, student-centered learning doable for all teachers. We're excited to partner with NWEA, one of the original advocates for supporting teachers in personalized literacy instruction."

- Eileen Murphy, ThinkCERCA's founder and CEO

ThinkCERCA collaborated with NWEA early this year to develop a tool to help NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) users identify relevant ThinkCERCA lessons for their students. The tool allows educators to:
  • Browse the ThinkCERCA library with the help of search terms and language that mirror the ones used in NWEA MAP reports
  • Connect requirement and strengths of students  as seen on NWEA MAP reports with the lessons on ThinkCERCA’s platform
  • Identify the most ideal ThinkCERCA lesson type in the targeted level and instruction area to meet the needs of the students in the best way possible

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At Seven Education – 7Edu, we believe: “Everyone deserves the best when it comes to Education.
With locations in Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam, we understand the world’s education needs. Throughout the time, we have also set partnership with institutions and industry or professional bodies.

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