MAP delivers data when it matters most: when there’s still time to make a difference in student progress
Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level—precisely measuring student progress and growth for each individual. You’ll have essential information about what each student knows and is ready to learn within 24 hours.
It used to be that we talked about differentiation but we didn’t really provide a lot of time or resources or focus for that. MAP has given us a way to focus. Now teachers have a plan for how they use time for either intervening with students that need it, or providing enrichment to challenge those higher-level students.
|ASSESSMENT TYPE||Computer adaptive interim assessment|
|STRUCTURE||Cross-grade iProviding measurement of students who perform on, above, and below grade level|
|SUBJECTS||Reading, language usage, and mathematics (includes Spanish-language version of MAP Mathematics)|
|RECOMMENDED USE||3-4/year (with fall, winter, spring, and summer intervals)|
|TEST TIME||Untimed, but a typical student completes in under 60 minutes /subject area|
|SCREENER USE||Recognized by NCRTI iNational Center on Response to Intervention|
|PAIRINGS||MAP for Primary Grades (MPG) K – 2 computer adaptive interim assessment; Skills Navigator® computer adaptive skills assessment|
|PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPTIONS||Initial training available online or onsite (can be combined with CPAA product training); ongoing learning available via onsite workshops or coaching|
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Powerful student growth data, empowering results
Inform instruction using valid, reliable, and real-time data
Measure the growth of every student over time regardless of on, above, or below grade level performance—and even if standards change
Engage students and families in goal-setting
Create and reinforce evidence-informed instructional practices
Evaluate programs and identify professional development needs
Compare and predict student achievement and growth over time via exclusive normative and growth information
Looking for more detailed information about what makes MAP so powerful? Check out our RIT Reference Brochure or sample reports.
Discover the difference MAP can make for you
Assessment that actually makes a difference in the classroom—that’s what you’ll discover when using Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) interim assessments. This video tour will show you:
- the key features of MAP assessments
- how MAP helps schools transition to rigorous new state standards
- what teachers have to say about how MAP helps their students
- how MAP links to instructional content to inform individual learning paths
MAP success stories
Discover the secrets to a stellar first year with Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) assessments! NWEA partners share their top six tips for success from the start.
“Our parents really like MAP testing. They understand it and appreciate how it’s helping their children grow. And involving students in their learning targets made a huge difference for us. Even high school students are excited about MAP. They have a sense of control and ownership over their learning, whereas state-mandated tests are an unknown.”
Barbara Campbell, Former Staff Development Coordinator
Mt. Vernon Schools, Indiana
“Our academic results reflect a significant shift from approaching student learning as: What’s wrong with this child? to What can I do to help meet this child’s needs? When people believe in their ability to intervene and truly influence learning, they can create very powerful results.”
Dr. Jill Johnson,Executive Director of Teaching and Learning
Wayzata High School, Minnesota
“Thanks to MAP assessments, our principals and teachers understand how to measure growth and support our students in reaching their potential. Because teachers are invested, these good practices are used consistently across the district, from year to year. In fact, they have become our culture.”
Cindy Keever, Executive Director, Support Programs
Westfield Washington School, Indiana
How will you use MAP data?
Based on over 30 years of solid research, our computer adaptive interim assessments do more than create personalized test experiences for every student: they provide the most stable scale and data in the assessment industry. Educators around the globe trust MAP and our interactive MAP Learning Continuum to deliver instructional insights that help them accelerate student learning.
Personalize instruction in order to maximize every student’s academic growth
Track the achievement and growth of individual students and classrooms and help evaluate the success of your programs
Understand the progress of every student, classroom, and school in your district
Assessment that’s accessible for all
We build accessible testing experiences that allow all students to demonstrate their knowledge, ability, and growth—and we provide appropriate accommodations to make that possible for every individual. With Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as the underpinning of our approach, we’ve included test aids and item aids that remove barriers to student engagement and allow for individualization based on student needs. And we continually improve on these features through partnerships with accessibility leaders like the National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) and the Center for Applied Specialized Technology (CAST).
Download the FAQ for complete details about the accessibility features and accommodations you’ll find in our assessments.
MAP for K - 2
MPG: The right fit for your youngest students
Created especially for kindergarten – grade 2 students, computer adaptive MAP for Primary Grades (MPG) interim assessments support your youngest students with colorful graphics and audio support. As with MAP for grade 3 and up, with MPG you'll receive valid, reliable data that helps you personalize instruction, inform your programmatic decisions, screen, and more.
Pair MAP and MPG for seamless measuring and monitoring of K – 12 student growth term-to-term and year-over-year, a feature no other interim assessment provides.
Skills Navigator: Classroom assessment to support day-to-day learning
You trust MAP data to help you inform instruction, identify concepts students are ready to learn, and group students for instruction. With Skills Navigator™, you get the quick, focused information you need to guide daily classroom decisions, as well as the instructional resources that help each student master the specific skills they need to be successful. Skills Navigator supports educators in the classroom, enabling them to help students with diverse needs, close achievement gaps, use data to inform instruction, and monitor progress for every child—it’s even appropriate for Tier II Response to Intervention (RTI) progress monitoring programs. And it works seamlessly with MAP to give you a complete assessment solution.
Better classroom assessment
WebbAlign Depth of Knowledge Partner
You can trust that NWEA assessments accurately measure depth of knowledge across all subjects. We’re excited to partner with WebbAlign to continue our commitment to best practices and methodology in this area. Learn more about our WebbAlign Depth of Knowledge Partnership.