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ERIC Number: ED558751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
NWEA Recommendations for Transitioning Students from MPG to MAP 2-5
Northwest Evaluation Association
In order to determine which test is more appropriate to administer to elementary grade students, it is important to consider the purpose of the test in conjunction with the ability and grade level of the students. Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) designed Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) tests mindful of the amount of learning that occurs in elementary school students and the accelerated rate in which that learning occurs as compared to middle and high school students. MAP for Primary Grades (MPG) Reading and Mathematics tests assess pre-, emergent, and beginning readers using audio support in order to provide information regarding the student's achievement in those subjects. The content and the manner in which the tests are constructed are appropriate for students from kindergarten up to second grade. As of fall 2012, MPG tests aligned to the Common Core were added to the standard MPG Survey with Goals tests. General considerations for the transition between MPG and MAP are provided.
Northwest Evaluation Association. 121 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209. Tel: 503-624-1951; Fax: 503-639-7873; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Evaluation Association