Removing barriers: how NWEA assessments serve all students


Empowering students by providing them with equal opportunities to learn and grow is important to us—and we know it’s important to you, too. That’s why Northwest Evaluation AssociationTM (NWEATM) is committed to creating assessments that meet the unique learning needs of all students, including those with disabilities. Ensuring that our assessments are accessible, easy to use, and reliable is part of an ongoing initiative to remove barriers and improve accommodations for students with disabilities.

Just a few of the innovative solutions available for use with Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) include:

  • Screen reader
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Refreshable braille
  • Magnification and color contrast
  • Highlighter and eraser



Video Testimonial

See how students with a visual impairment succeed with MAP

In this video, students and educators at two schools—Arizona State School for the Deaf & Blind and the Governor Morehead School for the Blind—explain why accessibility and accommodations to MAP are crucial to learning, growth, and achievement.


For our students, equity really means that they can access information just as easily as sighted students. It doesn’t mean they are doing it the exact same way, but it means it’s just as easy…They don’t have to struggle with the technology side of it, they just have to focus on the questions themselves.

Dr. Sarah McManus, Director of Digital Learning

Features & Benefits

Next Steps: Learn more about making assessments accessible to all