NWEA Website

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Click HERE to go to the Partner Support Page at the NWEA website.

MAP Assessments

What is MAP?

MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) is a computerized adaptive assessment that provides detailed, actionable data about where each child is on their unique learning path.

MAP was created by NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association), a non-profit organization.  Their goal is the development of a formative testing system that responds dynamically to the child, and gives educators detailed insight into each student's learning.

NWEA Reports Website

Teachers and principals can access the scores for their students by CLICKING HERE to go to the NWEA Reports website (user name and password required)

Interpreting RIT Scores

Quick Reference Sheet - Includes RIT to CST Correlation and Mean RIT scores by grade/subject

2011 Norms Data

California Linking Study - Coorelates RIT Scores to CST Levels

Sample MAP Test Items by RIT Range:

-- Reading Items

-- Language Arts Items

-- Math Items 

Student Practice Websites

CLICK HERE  for MAP Reading practice by RIT Range

CLICK HERE  for MAP Math practice by RIT Range

Online Training

CLICK HERE  to access the Professional Development section of the NWEA website. The tab titled Online Training has a number of courses including a basics course and one on Dynamic Reporting.


CLICK HERE  to access the NWEA Knowledge Academy. The first time you use the site you will need to register and create an account. You will be asked for the NWEA Agency Name and ID. Use the following:

  • NWEA Agency Name: Oceanside Unified School District
  • NWEA Agency ID: 6310

Training and Administration Documents

DesCartes Learning Continuum

DesCartes Essentials : An overview of DesCartes and how it is used

CA Reading Framework : Shows the alignment of Reading skills in DesCartes to the California standards

DesCartes Reading Continuum

CA Language Framework : Shows the alignment of Language Arts Skills in DesCartes to the California standards

DesCartes Language Continuum

CA Math Framework : Shows the alignment of Math skills in DesCartes to the California standards (grades 2 to 5)

DesCartes Math Continuum