HMH, a learning technology company backed by Veritas Capital, has purchased NWEA, a not-for-profit research and educational services organization serving K-12 students.

Upon closing, NWEA will operate as a division of HMH with its current offerings remaining under the NWEA brand. NWEA assessment services will be integrated with HMH curriculum on HMH’s platform to create a combined offering that links interim assessment to instruction. By combining NWEA’s assessments with HMH’s curriculum, HMH is expected to offer a holistic service for educators that works to help them understand how students are growing academically.

“When considering the right path forward, we kept our school district and state education partners at the center, with a focus on how we can deliver for them, especially in the areas they value,” comments Chris Minnich, CEO of NWEA. “As part of HMH, we will be able to address their needs faster while staying focused on the deep, trusting relationships we have built with them.”