MAP in a Flash!
The NWEA MAP…
- Stands for Measures of Academic Progress.
- Assesses students’ academic achievement status in Math and English Language Arts.
- Provides a consistent measure of academic growth within and across grade levels.
- Compares individual student academic performance to national normative data.
- Supports the partnership between a student, teacher, and family as the student works to achieve academic standards.
- Helps EACH learner grow and progress academically.
- Aligns with the District’s mission that all students be educated, self-directed and productive members of society!
Making Sense of MAP Scores:
A GRPS Caregiver’s Guide
What is a MAP assessment?
MAP is a computer-adaptive test (CAT) that measures your child’s achievement status and growth in reading and math. As the student responds to test items correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier and then become progressively more challenging. This enables the assessment to precisely identify the full spectrum of a student’s strengths and weaknesses. MAP tests are aligned to the Michigan K-12 Math Standards and Michigan K-12 Standards for English Language Arts. To better measure some of the more complex Common Core Standards, students will experience responses in multiple choice, hot spot, drag and-drop and click-and-pop formats.
MAP is used as a measure of growth and performance to inform GRPS teachers, principals, and the district as a whole about how our students are performing compared to academic standards. MAP assessments are given up to three times a year for each student depending upon the school or grade level. On average, each subject test takes about an hour to complete.
Where can I go to find out more about MAP tests?
NWEA’s website provides information on MAP assessments for families. This page includes a Parent Toolkit with tips on supporting your child’s development in reading and math.
Please continue to work in collaboration with your child’s teacher(s) to support his or her learning and interests at home. If you have further questions related to your child’s progress in school, please contact your school staff.
How do I know how my child did on the MAP assessments?
Log into your Parent Vue account. On the side bar, you’ll notice a space to view “Documents.” Click here, then view your child’s MAP assessment report.