Get to Know NWEA
More than 6,800 educational partners from around the globe use NWEA™ research-based assessments for one core reason: they’re effective. By providing real-time, quality data that inform teacher practice, our assessments help educators personalize instruction and accelerate student achievement and engagement.
We’re methodical—and it shows. As a research-based organization, we thrive on providing educators with precise data, proven professional development strategies, and perspectives on key industry issues.
Our thoroughness ensures our educational partners and alliances receive assessments, professional development opportunities, and research that help advance all students along their learning path.
Our by educators, for educators heritage drives our desire to see those who serve students succeed. While we’re always seeking to improve, we’ve established processes that help create and maintain great experiences for those who partner with us.
We welcome questions at any and all times. Ask us about assessment item development, data validity, implementation support, meeting professional development needs, and more!
- Professional Development
We do many things in order to help educators do one thing: help students succeed.
Our research-based assessments, professional development, personalized service, technical support, and alliances with researchers and community groups have global recognition. Whatever we do, we’re dedicated to giving those who share our mission of partnering to help all kids learn® the insight they need to do right by students.
The roots of collaboration run deep here.
Nearly 40 years ago, we were a very small group of educators with a very large collective goal: provide teachers and administrators with precise assessment data they could use to inform instruction.
While we’ve grown a lot since the 70s, we’ve never grown away from our by educators, for educators beginnings—and our belief that valid, reliable data can help maximize each and every student’s academic potential.
As a global not-for-profit organization, we do more than offer educational products and services: we collaborate with those who share our belief that education should serve each and every student.
Current focuses include assessment literacy, the importance of measuring academic growth, how research-based formative and interim assessments can help inform instruction, and the appropriate—and best—uses of student achievement and growth data.