Our Research Partnerships

NWEA™ researchers work with top scientists and emerging scholars from universities across the country to execute research studies intended to:

  • improve measurement of student learning
  • inform teaching and learning practices
  • advocate for policies that benefit students and teachers

Our researchers also partner with school systems to support applied research to ensure that schools are getting the most out of their assessment data. And because we feel strongly about promoting the next generation of leaders, we provide internships and research support for graduate students.


Quality Data

Researchers use anonymized NWEA longitudinal student achievement data to investigate a wide range of research topics. Our extensive data and control group methodologies allow educators to compare one student’s academic growth to anonymized data from students across the country who perform similarly, share similar demographic characteristics, and are educated in similar schools.

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Kingsbury Research Award

Graduate students can learn more and apply.

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Learn more about our data and reporting tools.

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Kingsbury Research Award

Graduate students can learn more and apply.

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