To our Black colleagues, students, and families: You matter. Your lives matter. Your trauma and anger matter. Your voices, your stories, and your dreams matter. We mourn with you, we stand with you, and we are committed to doing the collective work of fighting racism in all places and in all forms. Our Pledge

Honoring Identity by Recognizing Diversity

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9 Tips for Creating Engaging Online Experiences

A well-designed virtual conference can be just as engaging and useful—or lackluster and uninspiring—as an in-person event. Follow our checklist to level up your online conferences. We also offer four recommendations that can help you think outside the box. Up your online conference game today.

Northwest Matters Blog

Using Accountability Testing as a Flashlight in Post-pandemic Education

Jacob Williams | June 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, accountability testing didn’t happen in 2019–20, and critics say we shouldn’t bring it back. On our blog, Jacob Williams argues that even though the current approach has issues that must be addressed, accountability testing serves an important purpose—it provides data to show us where gaps exist so we can address them (which will be even more crucial as we try to measure the pandemic’s impact on education)—and that we should not eliminate the current system without having an improved replacement ready to go.

Consultation

We offer literacy expertise across the spectrum, from early literacy to postsecondary and from English learners to special education students and children with dyslexia. We offer training and technical assistance specifically designed for educators and educational leaders to build the strengths and literacy of all students.

Leadership Development

We partner with educators to find solutions to their unique literacy needs that includes supporting students with disabilities. Drawing from a wide range of evidence-backed strategies that match specific learning environments, we collaborate with our clients to identify the content and delivery methods that best meet their needs.

Program Evaluation

We provide data and analysis to help our clients assess their literacy efforts. We work closely with leaders to create customized evaluations in areas ranging from early literacy to adolescent reading. We also have deep experience with literacy research and have served literacy policy consultants to lawmakers and school leaders.

Federal Projects

REL Northwest

Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest is one of 10 regional educational laboratories across the nation dedicated to improving the use of research and data in policy and classroom practice. REL Northwest is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

Region 17 Comprehensive Center

The Region 17 CC at Education Northwest is part of a national network of 19 CCs funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The network’s goal is to provide high-impact training and technical services to education leaders across the country.

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