Important MAP Growth info before you begin Spring testing!

Erica Peron MAP Growth Assessment

Do you use Chromebooks or the Chrome browser for MAP Growth testing?

There have been some recent changes to the Google Chrome browser that have made it unsecured when attempting to use the MAP Growth lock-down browser. NWEA no longer allows the use of the Google Chrome browser for that reason, and as of February 2018, you are required to test using the NWEA Secure Testing app in kiosk mode. For instructions on installing the app in kiosk mode, please see the MAP Testing Chromebook kiosk app set-up guide. These steps will install the app across all Chromebooks in your organizational unit and will allow students to see a menu of kiosk apps in the system tray on the login screen. The student can then select the app to begin testing.

You may also need to update your Chrome Operating System to version 41 or later. For more information, check out: updating your Chromebook software.

Please reach out to NWEA Partner Support with any other questions at 877-469-3287.

Time to Renew MAP for Next Year!

OSL MAP Growth Assessment

You may have already received an email from NWEA to renew your MAP Growth licenses for next school year.  The email will take you to an online renewal portal where you can easily adjust your order.  You can complete that as early as right now, but it needs to be completed no later than JUNE 30, 2018.  Keep in mind that you should underestimate if you are unsure of your enrollment, as NWEA cannot refund licenses ordered.  It is VERY easy for them to add licenses and it is a quick and easy process.  We have negotiated a later invoicing timeline for our SUFS schools since the FTC and Gardiner funds do not arrive until around September. Of course, you can pay NWEA any time, but you will receive an Invoice in September with an October due date, so please plan accordingly.  Step Up for Students is grateful for this partnership with NWEA and their willingness to made these adjustments for our schools.