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NWEA MAP Growth Assessment Information

NWEA Map Growth Assessment


About NWEA

University Prep students will have the opportunity to take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® (reading and math) in person at our school located at 1305-A Merritt Drive, Greensboro, NC, Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – Wednesday, October 11, 2023. The MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results from this assessment to adjust classroom lessons and instruction as well as to set goals for students.

The purpose of this test is to inform instruction, personalize learning, and measure academic growth between test administrations. For the most accurate results, students must test in-person.


Testing in-person provides a supportive testing experience and reduces technology issues that students encounter. A more consistent testing experience will produce stronger data for teachers as they adjust instruction to meet the needs of each individual student.

MAP Growth tests are unique as they adapt to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If he/she answers incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below his/her grade level.

Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.

MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject and have the same starting performance level. Following each testing period, a Family Report that shows a summary of how your child is performing academically is available.

We are truly excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about MAP Growth, visit


Test Dates:


  • K-1st Grades (Wednesday, September 20)
  • 2nd Grade (Friday, September 22)
  • 3rd Grade (Tuesday, September 26)
  • 4th Grade (Wednesday, September 27)
  • 5th Grade (Thursday, September 28 & Friday, September 29)
  • 6th Grade (Tuesday, October 3 & Wednesday, October 4)  
  • 7th Grade (Thursday, October 5 & Friday, October 6)
  • 8th Grade (Tuesday, October 10 & Wednesday, October 11)


*6th – 8th Grade teachers will notify students to inform them of which day they will be assigned via Canvas.


*Students with IEP/504s will receive their appropriate accommodations on their test date. Some students will be contacted directly to receive an alternate test date to meet their individualized needs.


Test Day Logistics:

•    The testing day will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All students must arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. Testing will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. 

•    Students should be dropped off at GeUP School Building located at 1305-A Merritt Drive, Greensboro, NC, BEHIND Hunter Elementary in the drop off lane – look for GeUP signs, beginning at 8:00 AM and no later than 8:15 AM. Parents should remain in the car when dropping off student. Dismissal will begin at 12:00 p.m. Parents should remain in the car in the pick-up lane, when picking up student.

•    Breakfast and lunch will be provided for each testing day. Students may also bring their own breakfast and lunch. Students will eat in their respective testing classrooms.  

•    Students may also bring a water bottle, but they are not allowed to drink during testing.

•    Students will be given breaks during testing.

•    Students will not be allowed to leave the campus for lunch or breaks.

•    Please remember to bring your fully-charged GCS iPad/Chromebook & charger.

•    All other electronic devices are prohibited. Cellphones must be completely turned off and stored in a bookbag or purse. 

•    Students must adhere to the Guilford County Schools dress code. Pajamas are not allowed. 

•    Some students may finish testing early and are allowed to read a book or other reading material. 

•    Students are NOT allowed to leave until the testing session has ended for the day at 12 p.m.




Should you have any questions, please call the school at 336-522-6330 or email 

Michelle Jefferson-Harris
Curriculum Facilitator & Testing Coordinator
Guilford eLearning University Prep