Chase Nordengren

Chase Nordengren was the principal research lead for the Professional Learning team at NWEA until 2023. His work supported the long-term growth and development of the Learning and Improvement Services teams at NWEA through primary research, thought leadership, and strategic planning. With insatiable curiosity, Chase worked closely with leading scholars from around the globe, turning theory into actionable practices to drive instructional improvement. He received a PhD in leadership, policy, and organizations in K–12 systems from the University of Washington and is the author of Step into Student Goal Setting: A Path to Growth, Motivation, and Agency from Corwin Press.