Important MAP Growth info before you begin Spring testing!

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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!

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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.

Final MAP Skills Informational Webinar

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LAST CALL if you are interested in the MAP Skills webinar.  The final webinar will be held on February 26th at 12PM EST.  This is a final opportunity to see how MAP Skills compliments and supplements student achievement. As a partner with SUFS, you will get access to this tool through June 30th, 2018, if you attend the webinar.  If you decide to continue with MAP Skills next school year, there is a minimal cost of $4 per student.  This is a great opportunity to learn more and give it a try!



Conference Number(s):  1-844-758-2736

Participant Code: 665-622-1856

FREE MAP Resource

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Does your MAP Growth data show some students may need support in Reading? Because of our partnership with NWEA, our schools using MAP Growth are invited to try out the new MAP Reading Fluency tool for FREE through June 30, 2018. If you like it and want to continue with it the next year, NWEA does have a cost associated with this, so take advantage of this opportunity now while you can check it out and see the power in this resource! Just contact Jessica Lyons at to let her know you are interested and she will tell you next steps. Catholic Schools in our partnership should reach out to Jessica Knierim at if interested. There is a required introductory NWEA webinar before accessing the resource. See more information in the link below.

Get a more complete picture of early literacy

Making sure early readers are on the right track is crucial to their future development. That’s why we came up with an easier way to evaluate your K–3 readers.
MAP ® Reading FluencyTM is an online, adaptive assessment that efficiently measures oral reading fluency, comprehension, and foundational skills. It uses advanced technology to enable group testing, automatically record and score each student, and deliver instructionally useful data.