Measures of Academic Progress - MAP


  • Created by educators for educators, MAP assessments provide detailed, actionable data about where each child is on their unique learning path. Because student engagement is essential to any testing experience, NWEA works with educators to create test items that interest children and help to capture detail about what they know and what they’re ready to learn. It’s information teachers can use in the classroom to help every child, every day. The assessment is provided three times a year for students in grades 3-8. We have more information for you about MAP.

    Using these tests, teachers can:

    • Assess achievement levels of early learners so they can spend more time teaching and less time administering individual diagnostic tests.
    • Provide rich information to begin guiding a student's academic career thereby increasing the chances for early academic success.
    • Identify the needs of all primary students and inform individualized instruction.
    • Encourage student participation with engaging test items.

    Learn more about how we use MAP in your child's middle school.


    • Students can try Practice Tests to become familiar with the types of questions and tools available in actual MAP Growth tests.
    • NWEA Parent Toolkit - The Parent Toolkit was created by NWEA as a resource and guide for parents. It includes Frequently Asked Questions, The Lexile Framework for Reading, Tips for Parents, Web Sites for Kids and Parents, and Commonly Used Terms. NWEA hopes you find this toolkit helpful and invites you to have conversations with your school district personnel about NWEA’s assessment tools.  

    Please contact Patricia Harrison with comments. This page last updated on April 13, 2018.