Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

Partnering to help all kids learn®.

Our Vision

We are the catalyst to create a world in which education is kid-centric, relying on accurate and comprehensive data to inform each child's optimal learning path.

Our vision for education reflects the direction and destination we are attempting to bring about as we fulfill our mission.

In our intended world of education, assessments are used primarily to measure academic growth and inform instruction, and are tied to educational objects such as curriculum that is targeted to the needs and current academic achievement of each learner. Professional development is also targeted, so that teachers and administrators not only understand the appropriate uses of data (in the most comprehensive sense of that word), but also understand how data interact with and inform the learning path for each child.

Our vision includes the concept of lifelong learners, which also means lifelong assessment of their progress and an active role for NWEA in helping them make those assessments and achieve their learning goals.

NWEA is a true catalyst, helping to identify which data are most helpful, which programs are most effective for particular students, and which instructional resources and strategies are best suited for each student. This includes not only greater information on reports generated by NWEA assessments, but program evaluation and professional development for teachers, administrators, and parents.

Our Values

A necessary element for living our mission and achieving our vision is a common set of values that reflect the ideals we try to live by and that create the organizational reality in which we live.

At NWEA we value:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Care and Respect for All Stakeholders
  • Teamwork
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Education Based on Rigorous Data and Research
  • Sustainability
  • Fun