NWEA Map Parent Information

Last Updated: 9/3/2020 2:29 PM

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What is NWEA?


The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) is an educational services organization based in Portland, Oregon. The company developed research based computerized adaptive assessments for students. The assessments are growth based informative instructional tools for teachers and students alike. NWEA results provide the teachers and students with immediate results that can be utilized in the classroom to target student learning and focus on student needs.

What are the NWEA assessments?


The MAP or Measures of Academic Progress is a computerized adaptive test, which means every student receives a unique set of test questions based on responses to previous questions. The difficulty of each question is based on how well the student answers all the previous questions. If answered correctly the test items become more difficult, if answered incorrectly, the questions become less difficult or adapt to the level of the student.


Assessments will occur 3 times a year in Reading and Math (K-1) and Reading, Math, and Language Arts (2-12).  Students are assessed in Fall, Winter, and Spring. The results provide teachers and students with a measure of student growth in achievement, and allow for more focused teaching and learning.


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