NWEA School Improvement
Empower school leaders as agents of change
Based on decades of research, our approach to school improvement centers on the fundamental role of school principals in improving student achievement and blends facilitative and instructional coaching tailored to each leader’s situation.
An effective principal’s impact is stronger and broader than previously thought, making it ‘difficult to envision’ a higher return on investment in K–12 education than the cultivation of high-quality school leadership. 11Grissom, J.A., Egalite, A.J., Lindsay, C.A. (2021). How Principals Affect Students and Schools: A Systematic Synthesis of Two Decades of Research. New York: The Wallace Foundation. http://www.wallacefoundation.org/principalsynthesis.
Continuous improvement through leadership coaching
NWEA leadership coaches help school leaders implement sustainable systems—processes, practices, and protocols that support the essential conditions for effective schools. One-on-one coaching empowers school leaders to explore how sustainable systems contribute to continuous school improvement.
Working with your leadership coach
Your NWEA leadership coach engages with the principal of each school on a regular cadence. These engagements deepen leadership skills and the school leader’s ability to impact student learning and the school environment.
Your NWEA leadership coaches
with school leaders as trusted thought partners
school leaders in action, spending quality time in their schools visiting classrooms and interacting with staff
insightful, open-ended questions and actively listen to their partner’s needs and challenges
insights through constructive and strategic feedback
Meet the School Improvement leadership coaches
It has been a really authentic relationship that we’ve been able to develop in our work together, which makes me feel confident that I really do have a true thought partner in this space with someone that has experience doing this work, but with an outside perspective.Colleen Collins,
Principal, CICS West Belden
See what’s possible with NWEA School Improvement
Leadership coaching is only the beginning. See how NWEA can partner with your school community to drive continuous improvement.