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For Parents

NOTE: The following content was taken from this existing page: http://www.nwea.org/products-services/computer-based-adaptive-assessments

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Each child learns differently. So we developed computerized adaptive assessments that test differently, allowing teachers to see their students as individuals – each with their own base of knowledge. With flexible delivery options, our assessments can scale to fit your needs.

Tests That Adapt to the Student

NWEA Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) tests present students with engaging, age-appropriate content. As a student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down in difficulty.

The result is a rewarding experience for the student, and a wealth of detailed information for teachers, parents and administrators.

Powered By Data

The underlying data driving the assessment ensures remarkable accuracy, based on over 24 million assessments given over our 30+ years. Our equal-interval RIT scale increases the stability, providing grade-independent analysis of a child's learning.

For educators, it means at last having timely information that, used well, can change the course of a student's school year — and life.

Possible Content Components

  • Parent toolkit http://www.nwea.org/node/4661
  • Warmup http://www.nwea.org/warmup/warmup_start_educators_map.html
  • http://www.nwea.org/support/article/930
  • http://www.nwea.org/support/article/preparing-parents-and-students

Audience Questions to Help Inform Content

  • How can I prepare my child for testing?
  • How will this help my child learn; how will they improve?
  • Will my child be tested fairly?
  • I know my child is challenged in a specific subject; can this help?
  • What will my child experience when taking a test/using the product?
  • What do these tests look like?
  • Can I see how my child did on these tests; what can I do to help?
  • How will the results of the tests be used; does the teacher use them?
  • What does it mean if my child does well, or poorly, on the test; what happens next?
  • Have other schools used this test; how did it work?
  • I’ve heard more testing in the classroom takes away class time from teaching, why is this test good?
  • I’ve heard tests that evaluate teacher performance is bad, why is this test good?
  • I’ve heard about Common Core, but what does it mean to my child?