Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth

MAP Growth is a comprehensive assessment that focuses on tracking the growth of students in grades K-12 through the school year. Though the test is untimed, each subject takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. The computer adaptive assessment is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. MAP GROWTH is part of the MAP Suite, which also contains MAP Skills.


Fluency, Comprehension, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary

Administration information

45 minutes
Must contact sales support
Online training, on-site training, and NWEA Professional Learning Online community available
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Access and Use

Instrument Use in Peer-Reviewed Studies

Reardon, S. F., Kalogrides, D., Fahle, E. M., Podolsky, A., & Zárate, R. C. (2018). The Relationship between Test Item Format and Gender Achievement Gaps on Math and ELA Tests in Fourth and Eighth Grades. Educational Researcher, 47(5), 284–294.

Hrastinski, I., & Wilbur, R. B. (2016). Academic Achievement of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in an ASL/English Bilingual Program. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 21(2), 156–170.

Cordray, D. S., Pion, G. M., Brandt, C., & Molefe, A. (2013). The Impact of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Program on Student Reading Achievement. Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. Retrieved from…

Fahle, E. (2016). Patterns of Change in U.S. Gender Achievement Gaps during Elementary and Middle School. Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. Retrieved from… 

Cordray, D., Pion, G., Brandt, C., Molefe, A., & Toby, M. (2012). The Impact of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Program on Student Reading Achievement. Final Report. NCEE 2013-4000. National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance. Retrieved from…

Pomplun, M. R. (2009). Do Student Growth Scores Measure Academic Growth? Educational and Psychological Measurement, 69(6), 966–977.

Reardon, S., Fahle, E., Kalogrides, D., Podolsky, A., & Zarate, R. (2016). Test Format and the Variation of Gender Achievement Gaps within the United States. Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. Retrieved from…

Edwards, J. U., Mauch, L., & Winkelman, M. R. (2011). Relationship of Nutrition and Physical Activity Behaviors and Fitness Measures to Academic Performance for Sixth Graders in a Midwest City School District. Journal of School Health, 81(2), 65–73.

Jones, C. J., Lander, R., & Westrum, R. (2015). The Interim Results of a Randomized Control Trial of the SPARK Early Literacy Program/Milwaukee Community Literacy Project. Retrieved from…


Computer scoring
Open Access
Resources on Psychometric Properties

Research Publications. (2018). Retrieved December 12, 2018, from

Northwest Evaluation Association. (2011). Technical Manual For Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP) and Measures of Academic Progress for Primary Grades (MPG). Portland, OR. Retrieved from…

Andren, K. J. (2010). An Analysis of the Concurrent and Predictive Validity of Curriculum Based Measures (CBM), the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), and the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) for Reading. The University of Southern Maine. Retrieved from

Bjorklund-Young, A., & Borkoski, C. (2016). Do Formative Assessments Influence Student Learning?: Research on i-Ready and MAP. Johns Hopkins School of Education Institute for Education Policy. Retrieved from…