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Why everything we do is rooted in research

Educators looking for reliable information they can use to help improve every student’s learning and growth turn to us for our deep expertise in quality student learning data.

We earn their trust by developing, field-testing, norming, and maintaining our assessments. We maximize their time and resources by delivering professional development rooted in research-based best practices designed to boost student achievement. And to further the study of student advancement, we partner with select education researchers.

Staying connected to educators and the issues they face matters to us. It’s why we also support and share research studies that contribute to informed educational policy.


There was no contest. Measures of Academic Progress—MAP—is the most well-researched test out there. I’m continually impressed by the norm studies and other research NWEA publishes.

Colleen Lennon, Curriculum Specialist
Stepstone Academy, Cleveland, Ohio


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Why Our Assessments

Precise meets purposeful: 5 characteristics of quality assessments

The culture we’ve developed at McKinney is about using assessment data to inform our instruction and enhance what we do in the classroom. We do not use data to separate or humiliate. It’s not a two-by-four…it’s a tool.

Joe Miniscalco, Assistant Superintendent of Learner Support
McKinney Independent School District, Texas

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