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Common Core MAP®

Assessment Type: Computer adaptive interim assessment
Grade Range: K – 12
Structure: Cross-grade, providing measurement of students who perform on, above, and below grade level
Subjects: Reading, language usage, and mathematics
Recommended use: 3-4/year (with fall, winter, and spring intervals)
Test Time: Un-timed, but typical student completes in under 60 minutes per subject area

5 ways to measure student learning on CCSS with Common Core MAP®

Common Core Measures of Academic Progress® (Common Core MAP®) data provide you with a clear picture of student achievement and growth, even if you experience proficiency drops on your spring summative assessment.

Each assessment begins with a grade-level question, then adapts throughout the test in response to each student’s performance. If a question is answered correctly, the student receives a more challenging item; if a student misses a question, the follow-up item is easier.

You’ll receive precise information that allows you to:

  1. measure instructional readiness and student growth on Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  2. compare and predict student achievement and growth over time via exclusive normative and growth information
  3. predict your students’ college readiness with data that align to ACT® benchmarks
  4. create and reinforce data-informed instructional practices
  5. evaluate academic programs and identify professional development needs

Your students are unique. And so is Common Core MAP®

Based on over 30 years of solid research, our adaptive interim assessments do more than create personalized test experiences for every student: they provides you with the most stable scale and data in the assessment industry. Together, Common Core MAP and Common Core MAP® Primary Grades (MPG) allow you to establish seamless longitudinal data for each K – 12 student and the whole district—and it’s the only interim assessment that does so.

Discover the data that help you make a difference in every student’s learning

Common Core Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP) computer adaptive interim assessment data help educators inside and outside the classroom accelerate student learning on Common Core standards.

  • Teachers: Use MAP data to personalize instruction in order to maximize every student’s academic growth.
  • Principals: Use MAP data to track the progress on CCSS of individual students and classrooms and to help evaluate the success of your Common Core programs.
  • Educational leaders: Use MAP data to understand the progress on CCSS of every student, classroom, and school in your district and to help evaluate the success of your Common Core programs.


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What’s great about Common Core MAP growth data?

Educators share how MAP enables student success

Helping student growth skyrocket in the primary grades. “We use MAP reports to ensure our Common Core alignment is perfect. Looking at our assessment results, it’s pretty incredible to see what the kids were able to do. I’ve been in urban education for 10 years, but I’ve never seen anything like this. The growth was off the charts.” --Colleen Lennon, Curriculum Specialist, Stepstone Academy, Ohio

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Common Core MAP® for grade 3 – 12 students

We’re ready to help you track progress toward Common Core standards!

Common Core MAP interim assessments deliver valid, reliable, and immediate growth and proficiency data. Our cross-grade item pool lets you assess grade 3 – 12 students who are performing below, on-grade, or above grade level with appropriate levels of challenge that neither bore nor overwhelm. As a result, you get key instructional insights into all student populations—including high- and low-performing students and special needs students.

Common Core MAP® accelerates your transition to Common Core State Standards by letting you:

  • inform in-the-moment instructional practices by identifying every student's learning levels
  • target skill gaps through differentiated instruction, including Response to Intervention (RTI) efforts
  • see if you’re maximizing student learning on CCSS throughout the year—and help you optimize learning if not
  • generate valid growth data to use when evaluating programs within and across your schools
  • boost your students’ comfort with computer adaptive assessments by permitting them to “try out” new item types anticipated in the Consortia summative assessments

Common Core MAP® for Primary Grades

Now there's a way to measure your youngest student's growth and achievement and predict student performance on high-stakes 3rd grade state tests!

Created especially for kindergarten – grade 2 students, computer adaptive Common Core MAP® for Primary Grades (MPG) interim assessments support your youngest students with colorful graphics and audio support. Just like Common Core MAP for grade 3 – 12 students, you'll receive valid, reliable data that helps you personalize instruction, inform your programmatic decisions, and more.

Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) tests from NWEA™ present students with engaging, age-appropriate content while responding to the student's answers, adjusting up or down in difficulty. Learn more about MAP® or MAP® for Primary Grades.