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NWEA MAP Awareness Series – January/February 2011


NWEA is pleased to offer a combination of FREE pre-recorded and live online webinars showcasing tools and resources to support the use of MAP.  Each of these web-delivered offerings will cover a different topic of interest for teachers and administrators. 



Registration is required.  Presented by a member of the NWEA Partner Relations Team


Overview for New MAP Coordinators Session Length:  60 minutes

Are you new to the MAP Coordinator position this fall?  This session will familiarize MAP Coordinators with the responsibilities and processes for administering MAP. Topics include an overview of MAP Assessments, MAP license details, available reports, and how to prepare for your testing season.

Intended Audience:  District and building testing coordinators


MAP for Primary Grades Session Length:  60 minutes

This session provides an overview of available assessments, how to access Primary Grades Instructional Data and navigating MAP for Primary Grades reports. 

Intended Audience:  MAP Coordinators, School Administrators and Teachers who are unfamiliar with the MAP for Primary Grades assessments.




Use the link below to access the schedule and registration form*



If you are planning to view this webinar with a group, only one registration is necessary.  Please project the session for all participants. 


*During registration, you will be asked to create a user name and password to access the webinar. Please write down the username and password you create.  NWEA cannot access login information after you register.



Registration not required.  Webinars available any time. 


Reports Basics for the Teacher

This course is designed for teachers. It includes how to access the NWEA Reports Site and the different types of reports available online. The course allows teachers to become self-sufficient in obtaining and utilizing the data on their MAP reports.

Intended Audience:  MAP Coordinators, School Administrators and Teachers


To access Knowledge Academy online courses, click the link below:



All users must register with Knowledge Academy to create a user name and password for entry.  Please call your Partner Relations Representative with questions.



MAP for Primary Grades – Interpreting Reports

This recorded online session is designed to support staff members in understanding the MAP for Primary Grades reports. The training is designed as a reference guide for MAP for Primary Grades reports and does not need to be viewed sequentially; one may navigate from the introductory slide directly to information about a specific report. 

Intended Audience:  MAP Coordinators, School Administrators and Teachers


To view, click the link below.




Dynamic Reporting Suite

This recorded session provides an overview of reports available at the classroom, school and district level.  Topics include reports forecasting proficiency levels on the state assessment, student goal setting worksheets, and Lexile booklists. 

Intended Audience:  MAP Coordinators, School Administrators and Teachers


To view, click the link below.



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