NWEA MAP Growth
MAP Growth is a computer-adaptive test given three times a year (August, January and May) that provides teachers and parents with immediate information to help deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time. Teachers are able to see individual students’ progress and their class as a whole. School leaders are able to analyze the progress of a grade level, school or entire district.
What does Saint James do with the results of the assessments?
Since students with similar MAP Growth scores are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, the data provides teachers with good information to plan instruction. Teachers analyze data after each testing session to differentiate instruction to meet individual student needs. MAP Growth also provides typical growth data for students in the same grade, subject and starting performance level. This data is used to help students set goals and understand what they need to learn to achieve their goals so that ALL students grow. Parents are provided their students’ results after each testing session during conferences.