Our goal is to provide homeschool families with a testing experience that is convenient, comfortable and gives useful results for students, whether they are working at, above, or below grade level (or a mix of all three). We believe taking MAP Growth at home is a superior testing experience for most homeschool families whether they are testing for placement, peace of mind, or to meet state requirements.
Your child will test on your computer, Chromebook or iPad, in your home at a time of your choice. In order to limit test fatigue, our clients take just once subject test per day, and most students spend about 45 minutes per subject plus breaks. NWEA’s robust system means that your child will not have to start a test over due to computer or internet issues.
The week before you test: Your proctor will email helpful information to prepare for testing and give you preliminary login links and information. Please read the provided information carefully, and talk to your child(ren) about what to expect.
Monday, Tuesday, and optionally Wednesday: Your proctor will explain test procedures and help you login to the test. She will be available throughout the day to support your testing and will spot-check your results when testing is completed, so any issues can be addressed immediately. MAP Growth is entirely untimed for all students. We encourage taking breaks when needed, whether it’s a simple call of nature, a snack break, or time running around in the backyard. While your proctor is happy to answer your or your child’s questions, it is not necessary for your child to interact with the proctor.
Friday: You will receive a detailed score report which shows you how your child compares to other students, as well as what they know and what they are ready to learn. You can be confident in the percentile rankings on your score report because NWEA™ conducts norming studies frequently—every three years—ensuring that the comparisons reflect current standards and demographics. And they continually refine their best-in-class research model to make NWEA norms more accurate than any other—and always improving.
After Testing: We encourage you to use your MAP Growth results to set goals for the coming year. You can also use your MAP Growth results to find resources to teach your child at their learning level. A few options are:
- Khan academy’s MAP Growth Recommended Practice Tool
- Free reading comprehension lessons from Readwork Digital
- Join our Facebook community Homeschooling for Growth for more MAP Growth aligned resources