Creating Strong Schools and Communities

What We Do

Education Northwest Services

Since our inception in 1966, Education Northwest has earned a reputation as one of the premier providers of top-quality professional development, technical assistance, evaluation, and research services in the nation. We continue to offer customized services that address the specific needs of our clients and that are informed by over 50 years of community-based work in the Northwest and beyond.

Northwest Matters Blog

Continuous Improvement is Back

By Danette Parsley | November 7, 2017

What can schools do to get the most out of their school improvement efforts?

On our blog, Danette Parsley writes on how one of the latest trends in education reform is one we’ve seen before: continuous improvement. But there’s a twist. This time around, school leaders have access to an array of emerging strategies that can make today’s continuous improvement efforts more robust. What are the strategies Parsley highlights?

Read her post to find out...

6+1 Trait Writing

Model of Instruction & Assessment

We created the 6+1 Trait Writing Model of Instruction & Assessment to help educators provide clear, consistent, and evidence-based feedback on student writing. Many schools and districts are beginning to emphasize students’ writing skills across the curriculum. This makes it even more essential that all staff members use a common terminology and common strategies to provide feedback.

College & Career

Featured Area of Work

To raise high school graduation and college completion rates, close achievement gaps, and help students succeed in college and careers, it takes collaboration and support. Education Northwest can help you bring together K–12, higher education, and community stakeholders to work toward these goals.

IYS

Institute for Youth Success

Playing a vital role in supporting youth programs, the Institute for Youth Success has merged with Education Northwest to create a full-service, innovative regional center to support best practices at youth-serving organizations.

Federal Projects

REL Northwest

Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest is one of 10 regional educational laboratories across the nation dedicated to improving the use of research and data in policy and classroom practice. REL Northwest is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

Northwest Comprehensive Center

The NWCC is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and provides high-impact training and technical assistance to state education agencies in the Northwest states. Our work focuses on the priorities of educator effectiveness and school improvement.

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Why we do what we do

It has been a pleasure working with you and your organization, as you have demonstrated professionalism and calmness under pressure and delivered a tool that we can all be proud of.
Brian Sales;
National Mentoring Partnership

We have not only received valuable guidance on mentoring best practices, but have had the opportunity to deeply reflect on our entire organizational structure, and make it better!
Executive Director;
Portland-area nonprofit