Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
NWEA offers computerized adaptive assessments. As a student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down in difficulty. Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) are available for reading, mathematics and language arts, from kindergarten into high school. Spanish voice translations are available. NWEA is on the New York State Education Department list of approved assessments.
The reporting tools provide data on the individual, teacher, building, and district levels. Data is aligned to state and national standards. Data on the student level identifies which concepts a student has mastered and which areas to focus on for academic growth. Academic growth can be tracked through the school year and over several years. The data is translated into a plan of action for each student. The learning resources help teachers target the needs of students.