NWEA Student Testing

The NWEA MAP testing window will run from Monday, May 1 – Thursday, May 18, 2023

For testing requirement questions, please email Linda Buskirk (LindaB@CircleChristianSchool.org)

For test session questions, please email Testing@CircleChristianSchool.org


Circle uses the NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress™) to assess student progress. There are three subject tests (language, math, and reading) for each student. You will need to schedule a time slot for each of the three sections. You may only complete one subject per time session. There are two-time slots available each day, 9:00 am and 12:00 noon. Testing is available on the dates located in the sign up calendar below.

Circle requires testing every year for students in grade 3 and above. Circle does not require students below third grade to test. Testing is optional for these students. However, students below third grade should not test unless they are strong, independent readers. High school students are not required to test if they took the PSAT, Pre-ACT, ACT, or SAT this school year.

This page contains everything you need and consists of four parts:

  1. Registration
  2. Testing
  3. Documentation
  4. Practice Test

Please familiarize yourself with each section to ensure a successful testing experience.

1. Registration

Video shows how to register in less than 2 minutes.

Sign Up Calendar

To register for testing, simply click the link for the time you wish to test from the dates below. The link will take you to an Eventbrite page where you will register for each time slot by providing a name and email address. About 15 minutes before each scheduled test you will receive an email at the address you use to register that will provide you with the information you need to access the test environment. Remember each student will need three test sessions (one for language, math, and reading).






2. Testing

Video shows how to log into the testing environment in less than 2 minutes when your test is scheduled to begin.

3. Documentation

An understanding of these documents is essential to ensure a successful testing experience for your student.

Explains NWEA MAP testing system, process and details about the current testing session.

Includes tips to ensure a smooth testing session for parents and students.

Parents: Outlines your role in the testing process, steps to prepare, test administration and test conclusion.

Parents: This script should be shared with student prior to starting the test session.

Parents: Prepare your student and your testing environment prior to testing. Prepare your student by talking to him or her about the test and its goals

“Pop Ups” must be enabled on your browser in order to access the testing environment. Learn how to adjust pop ups here.

Explanation of MAP Growth and RIT Score

RIT Reference Charts for Math, Reading, and Language

Reference Charts showing the Norms

4. Practice Test

Students can access MAP Practice Tests. These tests include about 5 questions, depending on the grade, and do not provide a score or adaptive behavior. You can also open the practice tests directly from this website:

  • Username = grow
  • Password = grow