Research is the foundation of our work
For more than 40 years, NWEA has been a pioneer in educational research and assessment methodology with a focus on improving learning outcomes for every student. Our Research Centers continue this innovative work through dedicated research that explores foundational issues in education, practical challenges in today’s schools, and the evolving role of technology in the lives of students.
Collaborative for Student Growth
The Collaborative investigates fundamental questions around educational equity, opportunity, and access. Through original research and partnerships with universities and foundations, it seeks to broaden understanding of the challenges facing students, families, and educators and inform new ways to serve them.
Center for School and Student Progress
The Center explores research and policy issues that are directly relevant to helping schools improve outcomes for students. It engages in collaborative research with schools, and provides them with expert consultation and data analysis. In partnership with educators, it aims to make assessment data actionable.
Trends in children’s academic skills at school entry: 2010 – 2017
This study provides the first national insight into trends and disparities in the academic skills of children at school entry for students who began kindergarten between 2010 and 2017.
Achievement Status and Growth Calculator: 2020 Norms (Version 3.6.3)
Research partnership map
NWEA 2020 MAP Growth Achievement Status and Growth Norms for Students and Schools
Beth Hawkins, The 74
Editorial Board, New York Times
Faith Hill, The Atlantic