Curriculum Crafter Joins NWEA Content Provider Program
Curriculum Crafter, a cloud-based curriculum planning tool, has joined the Northwest Evaluation Association's (NWEA) Instructional Content Provider program, which was created to
help teachers find learning resources aligned to student results from
the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment.
MAP assessment is NWEA's computer adaptive interim assessment of
reading, language usage and mathematics for students in grades 2-12.
MAP partner schools, school districts and education agencies now have
access to Curriculum Crafter's resources through its online
Once students have completed the MAP assessment,
teachers can use the Curriculum Crafter application to find learning
resources to support individualized instruction based on students' MAP
results, according to information from the company. The partnership
between NWEA and Curriculum Crafter makes "a direct connection between
students' learning progress and the content and resources that have
been specifically aligned to RIT Ranges and available through our
platform," said Donn Smith, CEO of Curriculum Crafter, in a news
Curriculum Crafter includes K-12 curricular resources
aligned to the Common Core, curated open educational resources (OER)
and more than 1,000 sample lesson plans, as well as assignment of
standards, standards tracking and full mapping capabilities. Teachers
can use it to design, store and map their own lessons, and content is
customizable to allow districts to respond to local needs.
Other integrated content resources available to MAP partner schools include Edgenuity, Odysseyware, Achieve3000, Triumph Learning, Compass Learning, Study Island, Silverback Learning Solutions, Classworks and No Red Ink.
Further information about the partnership between NWEA and Curriculum Crafter can be found on the NWEA's site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].