The Department has partnered with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) to provide to students in grades 3-8 and 3rd year of high school, an assessment for mathematics and English language arts/literacy. The assessment is computer-based and adaptive, meaning the assessment adjusts the grade level of the items presented to the student based upon student response.
NWEA Partner Support
MAP Growth assessments provide data to educators in order to support and inform instructional decision making in the classroom in both ELA/literacy and mathematics. MAP Growth tests, which are vertically scaled across grades K–12, measure student achievement using items aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Each item is assigned a score on a RIT scale. Because the scales are equal-interval across grades, educators can compare academic growth across students and time — within an academic year and over multiple years. The assessments adapt above and below grade level to accurately identify every student’s achievement level. MAP Growth assessments draw from an item bank containing nearly 50,000 items, including technology-enhanced items, across all grades, content areas, and languages. The item pools cover all instructional areas and difficulty levels.
- NWEA Practice & Required Sessions
The login Credentials same for every content/grade:
NWEA 2021-2022 REQUIRED OPTIONAL AVG. TIMES Who is assessed? Grades 3-8 & 3rd year HS Grade 10 MAP Growth Sessions Math 2-5 (Grades 3, 4, 5) 45 – 60 minutes Math 6+ (Grades 6-8 & HS) 45 – 60 minutes Reading 2-5 (Grades 3, 4, 5) 45 – 60 minutes Reading 6+ (Grades 6-8 & HS) 45 – 60 minutes Language 2-12 45 – 60 minutes
- Guides & Quick References
Maine - Identify Untested Students Fall 2021-2022
- Alignment - Q & A Sample Items
Item Development Information for CCSS Aligned Tests Math Exemplars Grade 4 with Front Matter Math Exemplars Grade 7 with Front Matter NWEA & Maine Standards Q & A Reading Grade 3 Sample Items
These offerings are designed to provide individuals and teams with information about MAP Growth and support participants as thy learn to access, interpret, and apply their data to make and support instructional decisions. Offerings include virtual seminars beginning August 2021, and access to self-directed eLearning.
Live NWEA Recorded Trainings:
For District Assessment Coordinators and Data Administrators:
For District Assessment Coordinators and Leadership:
For Teachers and Proctors: