NWEA Map Testing
Map testing will take place September 19 through October 14 at Gilbert Schools. What is MAP testing? You may be familiar with paper and pencil tests where all students are asked the same questions and spend a fixed amount of time taking the test, but Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP® ), created by Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™), is different. MAP is a computer adaptive test, which means every student gets a unique set of test questions based on responses to previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become harder. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. By the end of the test, most students will answer about half the questions correctly. This test is used to measure progress of individual students. This is unlike the Iowa Assessment, which is used to compare grade level performance to state and national norms.