The test is the Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress. Known by one of two acronyms, either NWEA, for the test maker, or MAP, for the actual name, it's one of the most common standardized tests utilized by school districts. MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test created by NWEA that students take three times per school year. The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time. MAP Growth is used to measure a student’s performance level at different times of the school year and compute their academic growth.