District Assessments

In addition to statewide assessment data, District 197 also uses data from a variety of national tests:


  • Nationally normed assessment by NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) located in Portland, Oregon.
  • MAP assessments are computer-adaptive achievement tests in Mathematics and Reading.
  • The computer adjusts the difficulty of the questions so that each student takes a unique test.
  • Administered to students in the spring to measure individual academic growth in a year.
  • Students tested in Reading and Math in grades 1-8.
  • Aligned to the MN Academic Standards in Reading and Math.
  • Used as a predictor of performance on the MCA, to differentiate and inform instruction and to set individual student growth targets.
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  • Locally administered normative test used to measure students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal.
  • Administered to students in grade 2 in December.
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