What is MAP growth?

MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test created by NWEA that kids take two to three times per school year. The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student's academic growth over time. MAP Growth measures what students know, regardless of their grade level. It also measures growth over time, allowing you to track your student's progress throughout the school year and across multiple years.

Teachers can use the score to inform instruction, personalize learning, and monitor the growth of individual students. Principals and administrators can use the scores to see the performance and progress of a grade level, school, or the entire district. More information can be found here.


Unsure of where to start? Here are some helpful guides that can help you as you navigate NWEA MAP.

Student Goal Setting

More Resources, Tips, & Tools

For Everyone:

Specifically for ELA:

  • Lexile Website: Learn about what Lexiles are, how to use them with students, and find books at the right level

Specifically for Math: