Remote Use of MAP Suite
NWEA will be prepared to support partners who wish to use MAP Suite remotely in the fall. We believe MAP Growth and MAP Reading Fluency offer our partners significant value in identifying what students are ready to learn after missing so much quality instructional time, and MAP Accelerator offers a way to develop personalized learning pathways that fit individual student needs.
The information below is designed to help educators develop remote testing/usage plans for MAP Suite products.
- MAP Growth remote testing: video series
- A series of short videos to help proctors and assessment coordinators gain a solid foundation of knowledge on how to conduct remote testing with MAP Growth.
MAP Reading Fluency
- District and school recommendations for MAP Reading Fluency administration in a remote environment
- A high-level overview of the early considerations districts and schools should make when contemplating testing with MAP Reading Fluency remotely.
- We recommend that partners interested in the idea of remote testing with MAP Reading Fluency begin with this document.
- MAP Reading Fluency Remote Testing Administration Guide
- A step-by-step walkthrough on how to (among other things) verify hardware/software compatibility, ensure parents/caregivers are fully prepared to assist the student, and successfully administer MAP Reading Fluency to remote students.
- Specific detail is provided regarding the roles and responsibilities of school personnel, proctors, parents/caregivers, and students.
MAP Accelerator *
* Available to domestic partners only.
- District and school recommendations for using MAP Skills in a remote environment - Coming in July!
- A high-level overview of the early considerations districts and schools should make when contemplating having remote students use MAP Skills.
Remote Testing – Previous vs. Current Guidance Differences Explained
A common question we have received from partners relates to how our current guidance on remote testing relates to previous communication sent out during the height of the Spring 2020 COVID-19 related school closures. Below is a high-level summary of the two messages in question, and a short explanation of why they are different.
March 2020: “At this time, we don’t recommend that schools who have traditionally tested in a brick and mortar classroom, make the shift to test virtually this spring”.
June 2020: “NWEA will be prepared to support partners who wish to use MAP Suite remotely in the fall”.
The primary reason for the difference in these two messages is rooted in our drive to ensure partner success in remote testing. A large majority of our partners in the Spring of 2020 were facing daunting challenges with school closures and were not fully prepared to support distance learning. Their resources were stretched thin, their ability to plan ahead was lessened, and their ability to institute a change in assessment protocol was diminished. We were also experiencing our own challenges in supporting partners as their assessment needs shifted dramatically, and began to immediately bolster our ability to support a dramatic rise in remote testing. Our guidance at that time was for partners to focus on the health and safety of their staff and students, ensure that they were able to provide as much quality instructional time as possible, and to only consider spring remote testing should those objectives be completed.
Fall 2020 is a much different scenario in that it offers our partners substantially more time to plan ahead and train educators/proctors on how to administer MAP Growth remotely. It is this critical difference, the time needed to build a strong remote testing plan, that is the foundation of our current recommendation. We will fully support partners this fall in their remote testing needs and are currently working on a large number of new assets that will assist educators in administering MAP Suite assessments to remote students.
Previous Remote Testing Guidance:
School Closure Support
This section is dedicated to bringing together COVID-19 school closure resources that NWEA has created to help educators during this challenging time.
Below you’ll find a variety of resources from our latest research on the impacts of school closures, to daily office hours with our professional learning facilitators and research scientists and tips for distance learning. We will continue to bring together additional resources as they are developed. If you have ideas for resources we might provide that would be valuable to you, please email email@example.com.
If you have any questions or need additional support, please contact our support center at 877.469.3287.