January 6, 2023
The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) utilizes the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) which is administered three times a year - Fall, Winter, and Spring.
The Assessment Administration Department for the DeKalb County School District has set the Fall MAP testing window to open on December 5, 2022, and close on February 5, 2023. However, your student’s school will communicate his/her specific Fall MAP test window.
MAP Growth tests from NWEA® are unique in that they are adaptive tests taken on a computer or tablet. This means the test questions will become more difficult when your child answers a question correctly and easier when your child answers a question incorrectly. The information presented on the test is aligned with the Georgia Department of Education curriculum and is the same information that your child should have already been exposed to in school.
If, based on your child’s IEP, 504-IAP, or EL-TPC plan, there are standard allowable accommodations that your child may receive on the Fall MAP assessment they will be provided as outlined in their plans.
In addition to being a valuable instructional tool for teachers, the Fall MAP test administration window is utilized for Magnet and Gifted eligibility screening for grades K – 10. In addition to the Fall window, the Winter window is utilized for Magnet and Gifted eligibility for grades K – 2.
The below chart details the MAP assessments students must participate in by grade level band.
MAP Test Administration Participation
Grade Level Band
Grades 9 - 10
For more information about MAP Growth, visit: NWEA.org/Parent-Toolkit. If you have any additional questions, please contact Mrs. Delores Reeves at 678-678-5315.
Mrs. Delores Reeves
2023 MAP Parent Letter