Product Update

Course-specific math norms now available for Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2

Blog Post created by Product Update on Aug 21, 2019

Course-specific math tests from NWEA were created to help educators understand how students are performing at a point in time and over the course of the year in a specific mathematics subject.


To provide additional context and better support interpretation of student scores compared with other students who have taken the same test, NWEA has accumulated sufficient test data to calculate user norms for for Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 tests, based on the first two years of test data.


NWEA is working to integrate these course-specific math norms into the MAP Growth reporting system. In the meantime, partners are encouraged to utilize the new course-specific norms by referencing the 2019 Norms for MAP Growth Course-Specific Tests in Algebra 1, 2, and Geometry Overview located in the MAP Growth Help Center. This resource includes basic norms tables and links to additional norms research and data as well.