MAP Growth Testing January 19th through February 19th
ST. ROSE OF LIMA ACADEMY
52 Short Hills Avenue
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Over the course of the past two years, the Archdiocese of Newark has transitioned to NWEA MAP Growth for its testing program in the elementary schools. The Winter 2021 window for MAP Growth testing in the Archdiocese of Newark elementary schools is from January 19th through February 19th. Each school will set its own testing schedule within the testing window.
MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test created by NWEA that students take at various times during the school year (fall, winter, spring). Computer adaptive tests adjust to each student’s learning level, providing a unique set of test questions based on the student’s responses to previous questions. If the student answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next question is easier. This results in a detailed picture of what the student knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level. The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and monitor each student’s academic growth over time.
The MAP Growth tests are untimed. Most students complete each subject test in less than an hour. Students who do not finish the assessment in the time scheduled for the testing session are able to resume the test at another time without the loss of test responses already submitted. The reports obtained from MAP Growth testing provide information about the student’s level of achievement and his or her growth over time.