Academic Content

Trustworthy assessments start with great content. Our academic content teams bring subject matter expertise across all domains together with decades of experience in designing test questions and assessment solutions. They help uncover insights about student learning while also leading equity-driven innovations in assessment design and instructional practice.



Building effective questions and high-quality assessments

The right questions can yield powerful information about what students know and are ready to learn. Our team creates test questions recognized by Student Achievement Partners for their quality—including innovative new item types—and builds assessments tightly aligned to Common Core and state standards.

Building effective questions and high-quality assessments

The right questions can yield powerful information about what students know and are ready to learn. Our team creates test questions recognized by Student Achievement Partners for their quality—including innovative new item types—and builds assessments tightly aligned to Common Core and state standards.

Advocating for equitable practices and sound pedagogy

From completing rigorous bias and sensitivity reviews to developing culturally responsive reading passages, our team is relentless in its pursuit of more equitable assessments. Our subject matter experts in reading and literacy, math, and science work to connect assessment, curriculum, and instruction, and they’re steadfast advocates for effective and equitable pedagogy for all students.

Advocating for equitable practices and sound pedagogy

From completing rigorous bias and sensitivity reviews to developing culturally responsive reading passages, our team is relentless in its pursuit of more equitable assessments. Our subject matter experts in reading and literacy, math, and science work to connect assessment, curriculum, and instruction, and they’re steadfast advocates for effective and equitable pedagogy for all students.


Instructional resource

Uncover student thinking with formative conversation starters

NWEA content experts provide questioning strategies and actionable guidance for using conversations to help students in grades 2–8 communicate their thinking.

Instructional resource

Uncover student thinking with formative conversation starters

NWEA content experts provide questioning strategies and actionable guidance for using conversations to help students in grades 2–8 communicate their thinking.


Featured experts

Ted Coe

Director, Content Advocacy and Design

Miah Daughtery

Literacy Director, Content Advocacy and Design

Tammy Baumann

Senior Manager, Content & Curriculum Advocacy

Cindy Jiban

Principal Academic Lead

Teresa Krastel

Spanish Solution Lead

Mary Resanovich

Content Design and Development Lead

Adam Withycombe

Manager, Content Design and Development

Data Visualizations

View interactive tools that bring complex education issues to life. Explore patterns in growth, achievement, poverty, college readiness, and more.

Research Partnerships

Our collaborations with university researchers, school systems, address diverse education research topics.

Upcoming Research Presentations

Connect with us and learn about our newest research at these conferences and events.

Media Contact

Simona Beattie
Sr. Manager, Public Relations

971.361.9526

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Publications by the Academic Content team