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.


Michael Gaddis, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Ayesha K. Hashim

Research Scientist

G. Gage Kingsbury

Affiliated Research Scientist

Megan Kuhfeld

Senior Research Scientist

James Soland

Affiliated Research Scientist

Beth Tarasawa

Executive VP of Research

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



Publications by the Collaborative for Student Growth team