NWEA Research: Our Partnerships


The Northwest Evaluation Association ™ (NWEA™) Research department is driven by the belief that rigorous research can help create a better, more responsive educational system that helps all kids learn. We work with top scientists and emerging scholars from universities across the country to design and 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 directly with school systems to support applied research within schools, to ensure that they 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.

Our collaborative work with school districts, universities, and foundations connects education policy research to student learning.


Research Partnerships

Research Partnerships

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Our computer adaptive assessments help educators answer a crucial question: Are my students learning? By delivering precise, real-time information about every student’s learning triumphs and challenges, we set educators—and students—up for success.

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