Foundations and NWEA
A Partnership That Makes a Difference
Help the Institutions You Support Meet Their Goals
Foundations that help schools accelerate academic growth make NWEA® their trusted partner. By providing effective assessments and personalized workshops for professional development, we provide educators with reliable data and strategies backed by decades of research. By partnering with NWEA, foundations can support more effective instruction, encourage fidelity of implementation, and evaluate the impact of specific programs.
As a global, not-for-profit organization that strives to improve teaching and learning for all students, we are proud to partner with foundations that share this same goal. Insights from our assessments – MAP® Growth™, MAP Growth K-2, MAP Skills, and the OECD Test for Schools – can be used at the student, classroom, school, and district level. These assessments are curriculum agnostic, meaning that they can be used to provide comparable data across multiple states and programs.
Our schools have underscored the tremendous impact MAP Growth has had on their academic programming, particularly during a time when reliable data on student performance is absolutely essential.
Ben Benoit, Executive Director
Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation
Our Work with Foundations
- NWEA worked with a foundation that was implementing Khan Academy—an NWEA partner— to improve math achievement in a state where the majority of students were struggling in that subject. The foundation relied on MAP Growth as an integral part of their evaluation method to measure the program’s effectiveness, implementing it in over 200 classrooms to monitor student progress.
- Sponsored by a foundation, schools in Connecticut and New York are encouraged to use MAP Growth, MAP Growth K-2, and NWEA professional learning to understand the power of test data and to apply data to instruction.
- Supported through foundation funding, the Arkansas and Oklahoma Public School Resource Centers invest in MAP Growth to measure the impact of instructional programs in their member schools and districts.
- A Wisconsin-based foundation selected MAP Growth K-2 and Children’s Progress Academic AssessmentTM(CPAATM) to evaluate the impact of their “Superkids Reading Program,” a comprehensive core literacy curriculum for K-2.
- Working across multiple states, a large national foundation selected MAP Growth to provide actionable data over time to help evaluate their innovative educational and instructional programs.
Our partnership with NWEA has strengthened our work within the state by modeling how to use assessment results to impact academic achievement.
Barbara Hunter Cox, Director of Teaching and Learning
Arkansas Public School Resource Center
NWEA State and Government Partnerships team works with foundations by:
- Partnering directly on the planning, designing, implementation, and data usage of NWEA assessments, including aggregate reporting to measure program effectiveness and the impact of foundation initiatives.
- Collaborating directly with schools through implementation, professional development, and data coaching.