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About MAP

The NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is a measure that can be used to track students' progress in reading and mathematics. MAP is administered to all students in Grades K-8 three times a year: fall, winter and spring. 

Important features of MAP:

  • MAP is a computer adaptive test. It is administered on a computer so that the computer can adapt the questions to each child. The program instantly analyzes the student's response to each test question and, based on how well the student has answered all previous questions, selects a question of appropriate difficulty to display next. This prevents students from taking time to try a lot of questions that are extremely difficult or extremely easy for them.  
  • MAP scores are designed so that your student’s progress can be monitored over the course of the year and as your student progresses from one grade to the next. This is not possible with other assessments, such as the state tests.
  • MAP provides accurate scores with relatively little test administration time. The tests are not timed—for typical students, they take about an hour to administer and complete.  

What is a MAP Student Profile Report?

Each time your student takes the MAP Assessment, NWEA generates a MAP Student Profile Report, which provides longitudinal data, scores for areas of strength and focus, and charts that provide families with one of many measures of your student’s overall growth and achievement. Watch this video to learn more about the information contained in your student's MAP Student Profile Report.

MAP Resources

Families can learn more about MAP by reviewing the MAP Parent Toolkit

Your student can learn more about MAP, as well: