NWEA MAP GROWTH

During the 20-21 school year, MAP Growth will be administered in a remote setting. Both parents and teachers will need to partner during this process to ensure a successful administration.

The MAP Growth Assessment by NWEA is a computer adaptive assessment that is administered to Warren Consolidated Schools (WCS) students in grades TK/K-10. This interim assessment is administered twice during the school year – September/ October and March.

Warren Consolidated Schools will be administering the NWEA Map Growth assessment remotely during the 20-21 school year. Students in grades TK/K-3 will be taking the NWEA MAP Growth Math. Students in grades 4-10 will be taking the NWEA MAP Growth, Reading, Math, and Language

Please watch for information from your student’s teacher regarding specific dates/times that MAP Growth will be administered to your child. This document will help you prepare your child to take the MAP Growth test.

What is MAP Growth?

MAP Growth
MAP Growth helps teachers understand what students know today, so goals can be set to improve growth throughout the year. Students cannot pass or fail this test.

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This test will not affect grades. In fact, it’s normal for students to only answer about half the questions correctly. Please don’t help them!

Helpful
Given the challenges of learning from home, MAP Growth test results are especially helpful for us this year. These results will help us know what students are ready to learn.

MAP Growth Remote Testing Preparation

Prior to Test Day

  1. Make sure your device has an internet connection
  2. Disable pop-up blocking on your internet browser
  3. Make sure your device meets testing requirements using the Device Readiness Check
  1. Watch the MAP Growth introduction video
  2. Practice the test at practice.mapnwea.org
    (Username: grow Password: grow)

On Test Day

  1. Minimize distractions for your child as much as possible
  2. Provide a quiet testing environment
  3. Allow the teacher/proctor to open the session first
  4. Log in at test.mapnwea.org
  5. Make sure you have a way to communicate with the teacher/proctor during the test
  6. Follow any additional instructions from the teacher/proctor

The MAP Growth Assessment by NWEA is a computer adaptive assessment that is administered to Warren Consolidated Schools (WCS) students in grades TK/K-10. This interim assessment is administered twice during the school year – September/ October and March.

MAP Growth is used to measure a student’s performance level at different times of the school year. The MAP Growth assessment is based on the same standards as the summative (state) tests, therefore, the assessment measures similar content.

MAP Growth helps schools and teachers know what your child is ready to learn at any point in time. In addition, teachers can see the progress of individual students and of their class as a whole. Principals and administrators can see the progress of a grade level, school, or the entire district.

Teachers receive immediate results that show what students know and what they are ready to learn. The results from the assessment provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate instruction for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time. The data collected from the NWEA MAP Growth Assessment allows teachers and the district to:

  1. Identify student strengths and weaknesses
  2. Inform instruction
  3. Monitor growth by measuring change in student performance over time
  4. Determine college readiness
  5. Measure mastery of core content standards
  6. Implement MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports)
  7. Inform placement decisions for groups, levels, and programs
  8. Compare student performance to that of local, state, and national groups
  9. Evaluate instructional programs, professional development, and curriculum
  10. Predict future performance
  11. Provide reliable and valid data to support district and state reporting requirements