Our Policy and Advocacy Work

Groundbreaking public opinion research that gets people talking about education

Thought leaders, legislators, and a range of educational organizations look to NWEA for current thinking on educational issues. While our public opinion research attracts a great deal of attention from U.S. policymakers, we create them for a wider audience. If you’re concerned with the current state of education as well as where our nation can go from here, we invite you to jump into the conversation.

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Our Goal

Our National Agenda

At NWEA, we’re driven to understand what it means to measure learning for all students—and we’ve emerged as a leader in this area of education research. Our advocacy resonates because it’s based on the concerns educators, parents, and students across the country share with us.

Our Research

Public Opinion Research Reports

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