Mapping the Road to College

See where Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) interim assessment scores can take your students with our unique College Explorer tool. The tool links to MAP scores for students in grades 5-9 to colleges and universities based on the median ACT scores of students who were admitted and enrolled in those institutions.

Help every student see a clearer path to college

Disclaimer: College Explorer results are driven by correlated data entered into the tool; college admission is not guaranteed.


The College Explorer map displays colleges whose median ACT® scores correspond to the range of MAP scores entered, based on the NWEA College Readiness Benchmarks report. The tool also links to the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard database, providing information about college costs and more.

I’m tremendously grateful to NWEA for developing tools that bring hope and promise to students and communities who have been marginalized for so long. It is so inspiring to hear students dream bigger for themselves for the first time after using the College Explorer tool.

Victorene King, Principal, Neal Math and Science Academy