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NWEA Parent Letter

Greetings from Prairie Crossing Charter School, 

This document will help you prepare your child to take the MAP Growth test (NWEA). If at all possible, please be available at the following times to support your child’s testing:

Tuesday, 9/29 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Thursday 10/1 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

What is the MAPS test? Video Here or read this document for a deeper understanding of the MAP Growth Test.  

Tuesday, 9/29 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Thursday 10/1 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.


What is MAP Growth?
MAP Growth helps teachers understand what students know today, so goals can be set to improve growth throughout the year. Students cannot pass or fail this test. This test will not affect grades. In fact, it’s normal for students to only answer about half the questions correctly. Please don’t help them! Given the challenges of learning from home, MAP Growth test results are especially helpful for us this year. These results will help us know what students are ready to learn.



Student NWEA Document

Test Preparation

In order to prepare for your child’s testing date, please read the following and communicate any difficulties with your child’s teacher prior to your testing date. 

Prior to Test Day

  1. Make sure your device has an internet connection
  2. Log into the session using the browser Google Chrome. 
  3. Disable pop-up blocking on your internet browser
  4. Make sure your device meets testing requirements using the Workstation Diagnostic Tool
  5. Watch the MAP Growth introduction video
  1.   Practice the test at (Username: grow, Password: grow)

On Test Day

  1.     Minimize distractions for your child as much as possible.
  1. Make sure to have a decent breakfast.
  2. Try to get a good night’s rest the night before.
  3.  Provide a quiet testing environment.
  1. Allow the teacher/proctor to open the session first, the teacher will provide the login and password on the day of each test.
  2. Log in at
  3. Make sure you have a way to communicate with the teacher/proctor during the test
    1. We will use the teacher’s Zoom Classroom.
  1. Encourage your student to put forth their best effort.
    1. Please do not read, provide hints, or correct your student at any time throughout the test. This is a way for us to gauge what strengths and weaknesses your student has and how to best support them.
  1. Follow any additional instructions from the teacher/proctor.


The following link will lead you to even more support Family NWEA Toolkit


Thank you for your support and partnership with us!