Knovation Announces Partnership with NWEA to Close Assessment-Instruction Loop

Posted by Knovation
on Jun 29, 2015 3:21 pm
Tagged: nwea partnership skills navigator

Knovation’s curated collection of online resources to bolster new formative assessment solution

Cincinnati, OHJune 29, 2015Knovation, the leader in advanced personalized learning solutions, announces its partnership with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), a global not-for-profit educational services organization and pioneer in adaptive assessments. The partnership centers on the newly announced Skills Navigator, which uses Knovation’s professionally curated Open Educational Resources (OER) to close the assessment-instruction loop.

Skills Navigator, an online classroom assessment system that measures student skills in math, reading and English language usage, leverages Knovation’s dynamic collection of high-quality, standards-aligned Open Educational Resources that undergo a 127-point certification process for identification of quality resources, contextualization and maintenance. Together, Skills Navigator and Knovation’s OER collection help teachers seamlessly assign differentiated instruction using quality, reliable digital resources to help every student grow based on what skills need work.

“Skills Navigator is a powerful tool for educators who are looking to use data to guide instruction,” said Randy Wilhelm, CEO of Knovation. “By infusing Knovation’s professionally curated collection of OER, the tool becomes even stronger. This marriage will help teachers close achievement gaps and support students with diverse needs.”

About Northwest Evaluation Association

Founded by educators nearly 40 years ago, Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). More than 7,600 partners in U.S. schools, school districts, education agencies, and international schools trust us to offer pre- kindergarten through grade 12 assessments that accurately measure student growth and learning needs, professional development that fosters educators’ ability to accelerate student learning, and research that supports assessment validity and data interpretation. To better inform instruction and maximize every learner’s academic growth, educators currently use NWEA assessments with nearly eight million students. Learn more at

About Knovation

Since 1999, Knovation has delivered on the promise to do something good for kids, every day, by helping districts meet the needs of diverse K-12 learners in blended digital learning environments.

Knovation makes it easy to find, manage, and use free digital content for learning by professionally evaluating, standards aligning and continuously maintaining a collection of over 360,000 digital resources covering all subjects and all grades. Knovation’s collection can be accessed through the company’s award-winning solutions (netTrekker and icurio) or through custom integration with several instructional or assessment platforms. For more information, please visit