DesCartes is a tool that provides the information educators need to meet the academic needs of each student. DesCartes provides instructional planning tools specific for reading and mathematics skills and concepts by achievement level aligned to the Kansas standards and gives meaning to test data. When used in combination with other NWEA resources, such as assessment scores, reports, and training, educators can use DesCartes to:
  • Organize resources to meet the needs of individual students.
  • Define flexible grouping for instruction .
  • Identify the skills and concepts that provide the most appropriate academic challenge.
  • Guide selection of materials that are appropriately challenging to ensure sustained academic growth for all students.
  • Engage students in setting their academic goals and tracking their progress.
  • Monitor academic growth in relationship to content standards.
  • Share academic needs with parents.
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