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What to Expect Before, During, and After Testing Days

So, what is the MAP test and what should you expect?

Our goal is to provide homeschool families with a stress-free MAP Growth testing experience and homeschool testing resources that are convenient and comfortable.

Our tests provide 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 testing at home is a superior experience for most homeschool families whether they are testing for placement, peace of mind, or to meet state requirements.

New to NWEA MAP testing? Start here. 

Please use this resource to familiarize your students with MAP Growth. 

Practice Test

You are also welcome to try a practice test. You can try as many of the subjects as you like. 

The practice test is not scored.

It is intended to help your students become familiarized with the format of MAP Growth tests. 

Username: grow
Password: grow

The Week Before

Your proctor will email you with helpful information about what the MAP test is and how to prepare for testing, and they will provide preliminary login links and testing information. 

Please read the provided information carefully and talk to your children or students about what to expect.

Prep Your Devices!

  1. Browser

For the best experience, we recommend using the Chrome browser, the Safari browser, or the iPad app.

2. Pop-up blocker

Pop-ups must to be allowed for the test to work. 

3. Apple device?

Computers must be running on OS X 10.12 or newer

iPads must be running on iOS 11 or newer

Test Days

Before Testing

Each day you will call in at your appointment time and your proctor will explain test procedures and help you log in to the test.

Your proctor will be available throughout the day to support your testing.

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 yours or your child’s questions, it is not necessary for your child to interact with the proctor (but we love to say hi!)

During Testing: What To Expect

Completely untimed

Breaks are encouraged!

Use your own computer or iPad

Complete testing in the comfort of your own home

Typically 45-60 minutes to complete

*Varies depending on frequency of breaks taken*

Progress is automatically saved

Kicked out while you're taking a break?

No worries - just give us a call and we will help you get signed back in!

Immediately After Testing

At the end of each test subject you will see your student’s raw score data. This data is to give you a bare bones idea of their grade level placement.

One to two days after testing is complete you will receive the full, detailed score report that shows you how your child compares to other students. This will also show what they know and what they are ready to learn.

You can feel 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. They  continually refine their best-in-class research model to make NWEA norms more accurate than any other.

After Completing Testing

Growing from your MAP Growth Score Reports

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:

 Readwork Digital – free reading comprehension lessons

Homeschooling for Growth – our Facebook community with even more MAP Growth aligned resources

Need help deciphering your score report?
Contact us for more information about scheduling an expert consultation. 

Still have questions? Call or email Homeschool Boss today.