What is the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Test?
The NWEA™ MAP® Growth™ (MAP) is created by NWEA, a 40 year old research-based, not-for-profit organization in the US that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency. Currently trusted by educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries, Metro Delhi International School is proud to be able to offer the NWEA™ MAP® Growth™ Assessment Service to your child.
When: First week of October 2020
How does the MAP Growth test work?
The MAP® Growth™ Test assesses your child’s level of ability as compared to other students who have taken this test in the areas of mathematics, reading, and language usage. MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive tests. Adaptive tests become increasingly more difficult as your child answers questions correctly. When your child incorrectly answers a question, the test adjusts its level of difficulty to find the type of questions your child can answer correctly. This method of standardized testing can provide valuable feedback about your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses.
Why should my child sit for the MAP® Growth™ Test?
Developed by researchers, educators, and psychometricians, MAP is a computer-based adaptive assessment that provides precise and immediate feedback so teachers / parents can pinpoint current student learning needs, personalize instructional planning and promote student engagement. For hundreds of thousands of teachers, MAP is a trusted resource for measuring individual student achievement, calculating student growth, projecting proficiency on high-stakes assessments, and comparing a student’s growth to that of students across the country. In fact, MAP assessments have been used nationwide in the US by many universities precisely because MAP provides a sensitive metric for measuring and comparing growth among students from differing schools, districts, and states.
How old should my child be?
The MAP® Growth™ is open to all children between the ages of X and X, or, Grades 1 - 12, regardless of their current curriculum.
What will my child be tested for and how long will the assessment take?
How will my child be sitting for this test?
From the comfort of your homes. The assessment will be done on an iPad, computer or Chromebook. MDIS will administer the test remotely, over the phone.
How long does the assessment take?
The MAP test is not time bound but students usually take about an hour.
How often will my child need to sit for MAP Growth?
What will happen after the assessments are complete?
How are the MAP Growth Scores reported?
How much does it cost?
Where can I go to get more information?
Parent Toolkit: This site includes information about MAP Growth, as well as links to download the Parent's Guide to MAP Growth.
Teach. Learn. Grow. blog - Parents category: The Teach. Learn. Grow. blog has a category of articles about parents and MAP Growth.