NWEA Adds Renowned Mathematics Expert to Its Content and Design Team

Ted Coe, Ph.D., will lead efforts in content advocacy and design


Portland, Ore. – Sept. 15, 2020 – Ted Coe, Ph.D., is the new Director of Content Advocacy and Design for NWEA – a not-for-profit assessment provider. Coe brings a 25-year background in mathematics assessment, policy and curriculum and will help the organization’s continued efforts to develop deep, rigorous, and research-informed content solutions for NWEA products and services.

Coe is a respected thought leader and a well-known member of the mathematics community presenting at national conferences for organizations like the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, and the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics. He’s been a high-school mathematics teacher, a math professor, department chair, and administrator at the college level. Prior to joining NWEA, he was the Director of Mathematics at Achieve – a nonprofit that aims to help all students to graduate from high school ready for college, careers, and citizenship. Coe earned his B.A.E., M.Ed., and Ph.D. degrees from Arizona State University, each with a focus on mathematics education.

“I’m so excited to have Ted join our team,” said Amanda Fritz, Sr. Vice President of Content Solutions at NWEA. “His expertise and background will add to our continued efforts in enhancing the quality of our content but will also help us further support educators in the interpretation and application of the data to provide targeted instruction.”

As the new Director of Content Advocacy and Design, Coe will focus on content quality and alignment as he connects NWEA’s work to important initiatives in mathematics education and advocates for high-quality teaching and learning for all.

About NWEA

NWEA® is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. Educators in more than 10,000 schools, districts, and education agencies in 146 countries rely on our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™ ; our personalized learning tool powered by Khan Academy, MAP® Accelerator™; and our new assessment solution that combines growth and proficiency measurement. Visit NWEA.org to find out how NWEA can partner with you to help all kids learn.


Contact: Simona Beattie, Sr. Manager, Public Relations, simona.beattie@nwea.org or 971.361.9526