Exciting news from NWEA that will enhance our ability to create systemic change in education and partner to help all kids learn. NWEA and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) signed a definitive agreement in December 2022 whereby HMH will acquire virtually all of NWEA’s assets, bringing NWEA’s suite of assessments and services together with one of the leaders in K-12 core, supplemental, and intervention curriculum. The process to finalize this acquisition will take several months, which will give both organizations plenty of time to complete further planning on how they can maximize the benefit of this incredible combination to the states, districts and schools they serve.
Bringing the best together
This acquisition allows NWEA and HMH to bring the best in assessment and the best in education and learning together to create an even more powerful way to align assessment, curriculum, and instruction. We are excited about all the opportunities this agreement enables, including providing educators with even more valuable information that helps identify learning needs, inform instruction, and personalize learning plans.
No interruptions to products or services
As a result of this anticipated acquisition, we are confident that our partners will experience continuity with all of NWEA solutions, including providing tests, generating and reading reports, and using tools like the MAP Growth College Explorer or MAP Accelerator. There will also be no change to the MAP Growth instructional connection program, which means MAP Growth data can continue to be used to inform personalized learning plans with our 30+ instructional partners including Newsela and Khan Academy. NWEA services, such as Professional Learning workshops and School Improvement services, will not be interrupted, and any events scheduled or planned to be scheduled will proceed as normal. NWEA Fusion, our annual gathering of passionate educators who want to learn more about how to help all kids learn, will not be impacted by the acquisition and will continue as planned. Our goal is to provide as seamless of an experience as possible to ensure that we continue to help our partners focus on creating academic growth for students.
About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:
HMH provides connected K-12 solutions including curriculum (including core, supplemental and intervention solutions) and professional learning services to K-12 teachers and students in the U.S. and globally.
HMH’s purpose is bringing learning to countless students and teachers— transforming lives, supporting communities, and making our society more open, just, and inclusive for all. Their six core values are Courage, Ownership, Innovation, Learning, Trust, Justice.
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