MAP - Measures of Academic Progress

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) are a series of computerized adaptive tests that measure general knowledge in reading, mathematics, language usage and science.

MAP 2017-18 Assessment Windows

Required MAP Reading and Math testing is completed during Winter test term; Fall term offers optional opportunity to assess student growth over summer break. 

  • Fall 2017: Optional testing window, August 30-Sept 29. NWEA suggests average test time is 25 minutes.
  • Winter 2018: Required testing window, December 4, 2017 - January 25, 2018 for grades 3-5: 
    • Winter MAP testing provides a deeper look at students' understanding of content. Students in grades 3-5 are tested once in reading and mathematics, and their score data is used to inform teaching. NWEA suggests average test time is 55 minutes.


  • 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.  The toolkit is available in English and Spanish.

Please contact Karen Allen with comments. This page last updated on February 26, 2018.