Our Research Partnerships

NWEA™ researchers work with top scientists and emerging scholars from universities across the country to execute research studies intended to:

  • improve measurement of student learning
  • inform teaching and learning practices
  • advocate for policies that benefit students and teachers

Our researchers also partner with school systems to support applied research to ensure that schools are getting the most out of their assessment data. And because we feel strongly about promoting the next generation of leaders, we provide internships and research support for graduate students.

Current University & Foundation Partnerships

Arizona State University
Baldwin Wallace University
Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy
Education Development Center
Elgin Community College
Gallaudet University, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Harvard University
Howard University Public Charter Middle School of Mathematics & Science
Johns Hopkins University
Lehigh University
Multnomah County Partnership for Education Research
Oakland University
The Ohio State University
RAND CorporationSt. John’s University
Stanford University

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware, Delaware Education Research & Development Center
University of Denver
University of Louisville, Department of Counseling & Human Development
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
University of Notre Dame, Center for STEM Education
University of South Carolina, College of Education
University of Texas at Austin, Population Research Center
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Urban Institute
West Virginia University
WestEd

Arizona State University
Baldwin Wallace University
Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy
Education Development Center
Elgin Community College
Gallaudet University, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Harvard University
Howard University Public Charter Middle School of Mathematics & Science
Johns Hopkins University
Lehigh University
Multnomah County Partnership for Education Research
Oakland University
The Ohio State University
RAND CorporationSt. John’s University
Stanford University

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware, Delaware Education Research & Development Center
University of Denver
University of Louisville, Department of Counseling & Human Development
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
University of Notre Dame, Center for STEM Education
University of South Carolina, College of Education
University of Texas at Austin, Population Research Center
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Urban Institute
West Virginia University
WestEd

Quality Data

Researchers use anonymized NWEA longitudinal student achievement data to investigate a wide range of research topics. Our extensive data and control group methodologies allow educators to compare one student’s academic growth to anonymized data from students across the country who perform similarly, share similar demographic characteristics, and are educated in similar schools

Find out more about our data and reporting tools.

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Kingsbury Research Award

Graduate students can learn more and apply.

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Find out more about our data and reporting tools.

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Kingsbury Research Award

Graduate students can learn more and apply.

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