Testing at Southwest


Testing Coordinator


Southwest High School 2020-2021 Testing Schedule

MAP Testing

MAP testing will begin for Grade 9 Students on December 7th-January 10th. Students will test for English in their English classroom and Math in their math classrooms. MAP testing provides valuable information for teachers on how students are progressing in their learning. Please speak to your child's math or English teacher for details and dates. Parents who wish to opt their student out of this testing should do so by contacting the classroom teacher and completing this form before the day of testing.

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.

Test Preparation

Prior to Test Day

1. Make sure your device has an internet connection

2. Disable pop-up blocking on your internet browser

3. Make sure your device meets testing requirements using the Device Readiness Check

  1. Watch the MAP Growth introduction video

  2. Practice the test at practice.mapnwea.org
    (Username: grow, Password: grow)

On Test Day

1. Minimize distractions for your child as much as possible

2. Provide a quiet testing environment

  1. Allow the teacher/proctor to open the session first

  2. Log in at test.mapnwea.org

  3. Make sure you have a way to communicate with the teacher/proctor during the test

  4. Follow any additional instructions from the teacher/proctor


MCA Testing is tentatively scheduled for April 19-21.