Math & ELA/Literacy

 

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. 

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NWEA Helpdesk

If you need any assistance with these steps or have any questions, feel free to reach out to NWEA's Maine Help Desk at:  (855)430-1777.

 

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 Accessibility Guide 2021

NWEA Re-Administration Policy

NWEA MAP Growth Practice Assessments

NWEA MAP Growth Practice Assessments

The login Credentials same for every content/grade:

Username: grow 

Password: grow

 

NWEA  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 – 75 minutes 
  Math 6+ (Grades 6-8 & HS)    45 – 75 minutes 
  Reading 2-5 (Grades 3, 4, 5)    45 – 75 minutes 
  Reading 6+ (Grades 6-8 & HS)    45 – 75 minutes 
    Language Use   
    Language Use   
 
Training
Live NWEA Recorded Trainings:

 

For District Assessment Coordinators and Data Administrators:

MAP Growth Onboarding Webinar Recording (55min)

For District Assessment Coordinators and Leadership:

MAP Growth Remote Assessment Planning for Leaders Webinar Recording (1hr:47min)

MAP Growth Remote Planning for Leaders Padlet Resources

For Teachers and Proctors:

Map Growth Basics with Remote Considerations Webinar Recording (1hr:54Min)

MAP Growth Basics Padlet Resources

 

 

MAP Growth Resources by Role

MAP Growth Resources by Role:

If you need any assistance with these steps or have any questions, feel free to reach out to NWEA’s Maine Help Desk at: (855) 430-1777


      District Assessment Coordinator resources:

MAP Growth Onboarding Tasks document

MAP Growth Resources by Role

MAP Setup Overview Video – MAP Help Center

Granting Staff Access – MAP Help Center

 

Data Administrator resources:

NEO Export & Rostering Instructions for MAP Growth in Maine

Rostering How-To - MAP Help Center

User Roles Guide – MAP Help Center

 

Technology Coordinator resources:

Technology Setup Overview Video – MAP Help Center

System and Bandwidth Requirements - Document

 

Teachers and Proctor resources:

Student Resources and Practice Tests Page

Proctor Quick-Start Video and Guide – MAP Help Center

Testing Tips and Proctor Script – Document

Make-Up Testing Instructions – MAP Help Center

 

   
MAP Growth Reports & Data Resources

MAP Growth Reports & Data Resources:

If you need any assistance with these steps or have any questions, feel free to reach out to NWEA’s Maine Help Desk at: (855) 430-1777
 

MAP Report Details and Informative Videos – MAP Help Center

MAP Growth Reports Reference Document

Reports for Teachers:

Using MAP Growth Data to Inform Instruction – MAP Help Center

Student Profile Report Info and Video – MAP Help Center

Class Report Info and Video – MAP Help Center

Reports for District Assessment Coordinators and Leadership:

District Summary Report Info and Video – MAP Help Center

Grade Report Info and Video – MAP Help Center

 

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