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. 

Map Growth

NWEA Partner Support


Call 1-855-430-1777

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 Connection  Resource Articles or
NWEA Re-Administration Policy 21-22 Updated
Qualtrics Survey for NWEA Re-Administration


Accessibility & Accommodations
NWEA Accessibility Guide 2021-2022
MEA NWEA 2021-2022 Read Aloud Protocol
NWEA Read Aloud Webinar
NWEA Read Aloud Q & A (PDF)
NWEA Practice & Required Sessions

NWEA MAP Growth Practice Assessments

The login Credentials same for every content/grade:

Username: grow 

Password: grow

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

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




Live NWEA Recorded Trainings:


Spring 2022 Recording Trainings

NWEA Assessment - Pre-Administration Training (Recording April 6, 2022)

NWEA Pre-Admin Training Q & A Document from April 6, 2022

NWEA Pre-Admin Slide Deck from April 6, 2022


NWEA Assessment: Administration Training (Recording April 13, 2022)

NWEA Administration Training Q & A Document from April 13, 2022

NWEA Administration Slide Deck from April 13, 2922


Spring 2021 Archived Training Recordings

MAP Growth Onboarding Webinar Recording (55min)

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

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

MAP Growth Basics Padlet Resources