MAP Testing

We are profoundly grateful for the partnership we have with our families, and we will depend on your support as we proceed with MAP testing next week. Students will be assessed in two areas: reading and math. The reading assessment is September 15 and math is September 17. These are dedicated testing days for students in grades 2-8. Other than virtual homeroom attendance, there will be no live instruction on these dates. Parents in grades 2-5 will receive a Zoom link from their student’s proctor prior to the test date. Middle School students will receive an email to their student account with a Zoom link. Teachers will do their best to accommodate your preferred testing time, pre-selected during orientation meetings last week.

September 15 and 17

10:00-11:30 or 1:00-2:30

Please follow the guidelines for test preparation in order to assess students’ growth.

Prior to Test Day

1.  Make sure your device has an internet connection
2.  Disable pop-up blocking on your internet browser
3.  Make sure your device meets testing requirements using the Workstation Diagnostic Tool
4.  Watch the MAP Growth introduction video
5.  Practice the test at  (Username: grow, Password: grow)

On Test Day

1.  Minimize distractions for your child as much as possible
2.  Provide a quiet testing environment
3.  Login into Zoom Session to communicate to teacher/proctor
4.  Allow the teacher/proctor to open the session first
5.  Log in at
—–Proctor will provide Test Session and Pin
6.  Make sure you have a way to communicate with the teacher/proctor during the test
—–Keep the Zoom session up while testing with video on, audio muted
—–Use chat to communicate issues
7.  Follow any additional instructions from the teacher/proctor

Please Note:

  • iPads cannot be used for testing because they do not allow the use of two applications (Zoom and the testing browser) at the same time
  • Students who are using Mac. school devices:  do not use the NWEA lockdown browser application on the desktop.  Use an internet application like Chrome or Safari or Firefox instead (sometimes, the testing app works better on Chrome and Firefox than Safari)