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NWEA MAP Assessment

A Parent's Guide to Understanding Scores on MAP (Measures of Academic Progress)

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) are state-aligned computerized adaptive tests that accurately reflect the instructional level of each student and measure growth over time.

NWEA believes in an assessment that:

 * Gives a child the chance for success

 * Students find engaging

 * Respects classroom time

 * Provides useful information

MAP tests provide highly accurate results that can be used to:

 * Identify the skills and concepts individual students have learned

 * Diagnose instructional needs

 * Monitor academic growth over time

 * Make data-driven decisions at the classroom, school, and district levels

 * Place new students into appropriate instructional programs

The assessment itself is unique in that it adapts to the student's ability, accurately measuring what a child knows and needs to learn. In addition, MAP tests measure academic growth over time, independent of grade level or age. Most importantly, the results educators receive have practical application to teaching and learning.