We are mission-driven, student-centric

Founded by educators nearly 40 years ago, Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). More than 7,400 partners in U.S. schools, districts, education agencies, and international schools trust us to offer pre-kindergarten through grade 12 assessments that accurately measure student growth and learning needs, professional development that fosters educators’ ability to accelerate student learning, and research that supports assessment validity and data interpretation.

 Meet our Board of Directors and executive officers, learn more about our mission, or read more about our education policy and advocacy work.

How to connect with us:

We want to help.  If you have a question about your account, need technical help with one of our products, or are interested in learning more about NWEA- we are here.

121 NW Everett St.
Portland, OR 97209


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  • Parents

    If you have questions about your child’s test, your school can provide information specific to their test results. NWEA cares about data privacy, and cannot provide information about individual student assessment results. Please visit the Resources for Parents page to learn more about types of assessments and assessment results.

An idea to transform education

In 1973, educators and researchers from Oregon and Washington state school districts formed an association to build a new kind of testing system. They were determined to create a new, precise way to measure an individual student’s academic level and growth—and then to use the resulting data as a transformational teaching tool. Four years after these innovators pooled their time and talents, Northwest Evaluation Association was incorporated in Oregon.  The testing system they devised forever changed the way teachers teach and students learn.

An Enduring Mission

As a not-for-profit organization, we continue to honor our founders’ spirit and their collaborative approach to improving teaching and learning. Our mission, Partnering to help all kids learn®, informs all aspects of our work.

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