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MAP Testing

Testing Dates

Winter: January 2020

Proctor Information

Reports Information

Training Videos

Reports Videos


What is my username?
Your username will be your district e-mail address ( When your account is created, you will receive an email with your username and a temporary password. The first time you log in, you will be asked to change your password.

How do I change my password?
Use the “Change Password” link on the top of the NWEA page next to where you Logout.

What do I do if I forget my password?
Click on the “Forgot Username or Password?” link on the login page. You can also open a Sherpa Desk ticket to request a password reset link that will be sent to your district email.

Can I take the test as if I were a student?
Yes, use the “Practice Test” feature by going to the Student Resources page, selecting a grade level range, and selecting the “Practice Test” button.

What are the test names for students in grades 2-5?

  • Growth: Math 2-5 CCSS 2010 V2
  • Growth: Reading 2-5 CCSS 2010 V3

What are the test names for students in grades 6-12?

  • Growth: Math 6+ CCSS 2010 V2
  • Growth: Reading 6+ CCSS 2010 V3

What do I do if there is a problem item on a test?
Press Ctrl+Shift+L on the student's keyboard and log in as the proctor to submit a Problem Item Report (PIR). Then Click Resume to send the PIR and resume testing.

Student Intro to MAP Testing

A couple of things to consider before testing:

Explore Tools: Prior to testing, you can introduce students to the various tools that are available to them. Use the “Explore Tools” feature by going to the Student Resources page, selecting a grade level range, and selecting the “Explore Tools” button.

Warm-up Test: Consider having students complete the sample questions in the test warm-up. On the Join Session page, students click Test Warm-Up.

Student Directions Script:

You can read the following bolded instructions to students before you administer the MAP assessment as a guide to explain what to expect.

For all students:
Give your best effort on this test. It is a chance to show how much you know. Your teacher can use it to choose what you are ready to learn next. This is not a timed test, so it’s important to take your time to understand each question before answering. Some questions will be easy, and others will be more difficult. It’s okay not to know all of the answers. If you are not sure how to answer a question, then ask yourself which answers are definitely wrong, and choose from the other answers. Read every question and try your best.

Before you finish a question, you may change your mind and pick a different answer. But, once you move to the next question, your answer is locked, and you cannot go back to the question you have already answered.

I’m here to help if there is a problem with the test. If something is missing or if the test tells you to slow down, then raise your hand.

For Math:
On some (but not all) test questions, a calculator tool appears at the top. You can click the calculator picture to open an on-screen calculator that helps you answer the question.

If you are not sure about a word in a question, raise your hand for help. I can pronounce the word for you, but I cannot tell you what the word means or explain any math symbols.

For Reading or Language Usage:
If a reading passage is too long to fit on the screen, use the scroll bar on the right side of the passage to scroll down and display the rest of the passage and questions about it.

Sometimes a passage appears again and again but look carefully, because you will see different questions for the same passage.

MAP Testing Steps & Processes

Taking a Practice Test (for Teachers and Students)

Never test using a real student’s account. Use the “Practice Test” feature by going to the Student Resources page, selecting a grade level range, and selecting the “Practice Test” button.

Computers Used for Testing

The computer must have the NWEA Lockdown Browser installed. Steps to check if the lockdown browser is installed:

  • Start Button Programs or All Programs
  • NWEA
  • Lock Down Browser

If the Lock Down Browser is not installed, submit a Sherpa Desk ticket (Class – Computers). Indicate which computer(s) you need to have the NWEA Lock Down Browser installed on.

Placement Testing Incoming Students

Placement testing is available prior to the Winter testing window and must be administered by a Proctor.

Steps to Proctor MAP Tests

The following steps are needed to proctor MAP tests:

1) Building Administrator’s approval.

2) View the MAP Training Videos on district webpage (Staff tab, MAP Testing button, Training Videos dropdown menu). You will need a login for NWEA prior to watching training videos.


Building Administrator appoints a current proctor to train new proctor.

3) After completing training, summit a Sherpa Desk ticket (Class – NWEA MAP) to request a proctor account, include:

  • Approval from Principal (attach or send e-mail).
  • How you were trained or who trained you.