Our latest skills guide to to the NWEA MAP test. American students take tests, such as the MAP.

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Which skills does the NWEA MAP assess?

The NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) test is designed to assess a student’s proficiency and growth in various subject areas, including reading, mathematics, and language usage. The test is adaptive, meaning that the difficulty of the questions adjusts based on the student’s performance, providing a more accurate measurement of their abilities.

The specific skills assessed by the NWEA MAP test can vary depending on the subject and grade level being tested. However, here are some general skills that the test typically assesses:

NWEA MAP Reading skills

  1. Reading Comprehension: Understanding and interpreting written passages, identifying main ideas, details, and inferences.
  2. Vocabulary: Knowledge of word meanings and contextual usage.
  3. Literary Analysis: Analyzing and interpreting literary elements such as characters, plot, setting, and themes.

Mathematics skills

  1. Number Sense and Operations: Understanding of numbers, basic arithmetic operations, and numerical relationships.
  2. Algebra: Solving equations, working with variables, and understanding patterns and functions.
  3. Geometry: Understanding shapes, angles, area, perimeter, and spatial relationships.
  4. Data Analysis and Probability: Interpreting and analyzing data, understanding probability concepts.
  5. Measurement: Understanding units of measurement, conversions, and applying measurement concepts.
  6. Problem Solving: Applying mathematical concepts to solve real-world problems.

NWEA MAP verbal reasoning skills

  1. Grammar and Mechanics: Understanding and applying rules of grammar, punctuation, and usage.
  2. Sentence Structure: Identifying and using different sentence types, understanding syntax.
  3. Writing: Demonstrating effective writing skills, including organization, coherence, and clarity.

Summary of the key NWEA MAP skills

It’s important to note that the NWEA MAP test is designed to provide a comprehensive view of a student’s academic strengths and areas for improvement. The exact skills assessed may have evolved since my last update, so I recommend checking the official NWEA website or contacting NWEA directly for the most up-to-date information about the skills assessed by the test.