NWEA® MAP® GrowthTM tests are an option to meet Washington homeschool testing requirements. MAP Growth is a nationally normed test that assesses student growth. Affordable Homeschool Testing Services LLC is offering MAP Growth tests in reading, math, and language usage (optional). We use the 2015 norms and the same version of MAP Growth tests currently in use in schools across the country. The untimed, web-based tests are taken on your laptop, iPad, or Chromebook and administered remotely by Affordable Homeschool Testing Services LLC. There is no degree requirement for parents.
Typically families take the Reading test on Monday, Math on Tuesday, (optionally)Language Usage on Wednesday and receive the score report on Friday of the same week.
Computer adaptive MAP Growth assessments reveal precisely which academic skills and concepts the student has acquired and what they’re ready to learn. MAP® assessments are grade independent and adapt to each student’s instructional level. Every item on a MAP® assessment is anchored to a vertically aligned equal interval scale, called the RIT scale for Rasch UnIT—a stable measurement, like inches on a ruler, that covers all grades.
And because the measurement is reliable and accurate, RIT scores serve as an essential data point in a student’s learning plan; educators can see their precise learning level and respond accordingly.
MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level—precisely measuring student progress and growth for each individual. You’ll have essential information about what each student knows and is ready to learn within the week.
Information about the Washington homeschool testing requirement can be found in the Washington State Board of Education–Home-based Instruction frequently asked questions. MAP Growths has been evaluated by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements. https://marketplace.unl.edu/buros/measures-of-academic-progress.html