Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)
MAP delivers data when it matters most: when there’s still time to make a difference in student progress
Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level—precisely measuring student progress and growth for each individual. You’ll have essential information about what each student knows and is ready to learn within 24 hours.
ASSESSMENT TYPE: Computer adaptive interim assessment
GRADE RANGE: 2-12
STRUCTURE: Cross-grade providing measurement of students who perform on, above, and below grade level
SUBJECTS: Reading, language usage, and mathematics (includes Spanish-language version of MAP Mathematics)
RECOMMENDED USE: 3-4x per year (fall, winter, spring, and summer intervals)
TEST TIME: Untimed, but a typical student completes in under 60 minutes/subject area
How will we use MAP data?
Based on over 30 years of solid research, our computer adaptive interim assessments do more than create personalized test experiences for every student: they provide the most stable scale and data in the assessment industry. Educators around the globe trust MAP and our interactive MAP Learning Continuum to deliver instructional insights that help them accelerate student learning.
- Personalize instruction in order to maximize every student’s academic growth
- Track the achievement and growth of individual students and classrooms and help evaluate the success of your programs
- Educational leaders
- Understand the progress of every student, classroom, and school in your district
Assessment that’s accessible for all
MAP builds accessible testing experiences that allow all students to demonstrate their knowledge, ability, and growth—and we provide appropriate accommodations to make that possible for every individual. With Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as the underpinning of our approach, we’ve included test aids and item aids that remove barriers to student engagement and allow for individualization based on student needs. And we continually improve on these features through partnerships with accessibility leaders like the National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) and the Center for Applied Specialized Technology (CAST).
The MAP tests include multiple choice, drag-and-drop, and other types of questions. Click here to view the MAP Warm-Up Test to get an idea of what MAP questions look like.
- See more at: https://www.nwea.org/assessments/map/#sthash.6tVNWEfC.dpuf