Northwestern Evaluation Association
NWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction.
NWEA MAP Growth
MAP Growth is a norm-referenced online adaptive assessment. This means that the questions change to meet each and every student where he or she is performing academically. The data we receive from MAP Growth informs us of the students’ proficiency and growth in comparison with millions of other students nationwide and is invaluable in helping us to determine the school, grade level, classroom, and individual student strengths and weaknesses. As NWEA states, MAP Growth “provides teachers with accurate, and actionable evidence to help target instruction for each student or groups of students regardless of how far above or below they are from their grade level.” Students take this assessment three times a year in grades (fall, winter, and spring). The data is then reviewed and disaggregated by each grade level to aid us in making the best curricular and instructional choices possible for our students.
Students will take the assessment three times a year, fall, winter, and spring. During the October parent-teacher conferences, teachers will share your child's results as well as a letter explaining their learning and growth potential.