Advancing research to expand educational opportunities

The Collaborative for Student Growth at NWEA is devoted to transforming education research through advancements in assessment, growth measurement, and the availability of longitudinal data.

The work of our researchers spans a range of educational measurement and policy issues including achievement gaps, assessment engagement, social-emotional learning, and innovations in how we measure student learning. Core to our mission is building research partnerships with universities, think tanks, grant-funding agencies, and other stakeholders to expand the insights drawn from our student growth database—which is one of the most extensive in the world.



Andrew McEachin


Elizabeth Barker

Accessibility Research Manager

Erin Fahle

Research Scientist

Ayesha K. Hashim

Research Scientist

G. Gage Kingsbury

Affiliated Research Scientist

Megan Kuhfeld

Senior Research Scientist

James Soland

Affiliated Research Scientist

Steven Wise

Senior Research Scientist

Beth Tarasawa

Executive VP of Research

Publications by the Collaborative for Student Growth team