NWEA MAP

The NWEA MAP tests are adaptive computer delivered assessments that are administered to more than 10 million students across the country, which provides a large National Norm sample for comparison.  Farmington Schools chooses to administer tests in reading and math to students in grades 2 through 8, as well as some groups of students in grades 9 and higher.  The tests are administered in the fall and spring as well as some mid year options.

The adaptive nature of the tests means that the test adjusts to the student's responses.  As a student answers correctly, the test gets more challenging.  As they get items wrong, the test presents easier items.  The purpose of the assessment is to identify the student's academic level in the specific content area, regardless of age, grade level or prior achievement.

The fall administration of the tests gives teachers diagnostic information to help with instructional decisions for each student as well as for class groups.  Tests are given in the winter to many students to monitor progress.  The spring administration is used to measure growth from the beginning of the year as well as from year to year.  

The table below gives the average scores for Farmington students in the 2016-17 school year as well as the comparison to the national norm for each grade.  Results are only provided in grades and administration where at least 95% of students enrolled participated in the test.   

Below the table of results are some resources for additional informaiton about the NWEA MAP tests and how to use or interpret individual student results.



2016-2017 NWEA MAP

Results for Farmington Public Schools

Average RIT Score

Grade Tested

Reading

Math

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

District 192

National Norm*

District 192

National Norm*

 

District 192

National Norm*

District 192

National Norm*

2

176.4

174.7

194.0

188.7


178.6

176.9

196.5

192.1

3

192.8

188.3

203.9

198.6


195.0

190.4

210.2

203.4

4

203.0

198.2

211.8

205.9


208.4

201.9

222.8

213.5

5

211.6

205.7

218.8

211.8


218.3

211.4

230.2

221.4

6

215.9

211.0

221.7

215.8


224.0

217.6

232.1

225.3

7

221.8

214.4

224.5

218.2


230.9

222.6

238.0

228.6

8

**

217.2

227.4

220.1


**

226.3

240.6

230.9

9

 

220.2


221.9



230.3


232.4

10

 

220.4


221.2



230.1


232.4

 

*The National Norm values are from the 2015 norm sample.  The average RIT for the National Norm represents the core at the 50th Percentile for each grade level.

**Grade 8 students did not participate in the NWEA MAP tests Fall 2016.

Farmington does not administer the NWEA MAP tests to grades 9 and higher, but the National Norms are included for comparison.

Resources:

Individual Student Progress Reports were sent home at the end of the school year with all results from the 2016-17 school year and any previous years.  The following document provides detailed descriptions of the information in that Student Progress Report.  Student Report Information


The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) provides a Parent Guide to MAP which gives helpful information about the assessment.  Parent Guide to MAP information


More information about the NWEA MAP can be found on the company website:  https://www.nwea.org/assessments/MAP/   

One of the scores on the Student Progress Report is the Lexile Range.  This provides a Reading Level measure on the Lexile Framework, which is designed to match readers with test of appropriate difficulty.  The following website provides information about the Lexile Framework and will allow you to search for books in the students Lexile Range.   www.lexile.com