March Partner Update - MAP Growth

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NWEA Partner Update - MAP Growth

 
 

 

NWEA MAP Growth

March partner update



An important reminder, a product update, a change, and a helpful resource—just a few MAP® Growth™ items to get on your radar this month. And since you may be the only recipient of this email within your district, please forward this email to teachers and others who might benefit from this information.

Secure testing for iPads and Chromebooks

In the February MAP Growth update, we improved security for districts flagged in the NWEA® system as requiring secure testing. Partners that require secure testing for MAP Growth must now use our secure testing apps when testing on iPads and Chromebooks. If you haven’t yet updated your secure testing app, this is a reminder to do so now; you can find the apps here:

For managed devices: To install the Chromebook app correctly in kiosk mode, you will need to have access to the Google admin console. Additional installation details can be found in this set-up guide.

For non-managed devices: It is possible to use individual Chromebooks as kiosks by following the steps in this set-up guide. The instructions will need to be repeated for each Chromebook that is not part of a managed group.

Please note: To turn on kiosk mode, you must have access to the administrator account on the Chromebook you would like to use for testing. Use the following ID:
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If you have any questions, please contact Partner Support.

Enter key functionality updated to prevent unintentional submission

When using Test Player Growth and Test Player Summative, the Enter key will no longer function as a single submit of the Next (arrow) button. When a student selects their answers and hits the Enter button, the Next button (shown as the blue arrow key) will be focused and students will have to either hit Enter again or use the space bar to actually submit their answer. This will prevent a student who is using keyboard navigation from inadvertently submitting their answers before they’re actually ready.

 

Spring administration of MAP Growth Spanish reading screener

If your district uses the MAP Growth Spanish reading screener, the spring test administrations are now licensed to your district for grades 2–8.

Popular teacher tools

Have you visited us in the community lately? Check out our Teacher Toolkit for a collection of helpful teacher resources.

We’re here when you need us—contact Partner Support online

Need help? If the issue you’re experiencing isn’t urgent, consider submitting your question through our online community. You’ll receive a response within 24 hours from one of our helpful Partner Support representatives.

 
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This communication contains information required for the successful use of NWEA products and services. You are receiving this because you have been identified as having the role of "MAP Growth main contact" or are a MAP Skills system user. If you believe this is incorrect, please contact your Account Manager by calling 503.624.1951.

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