|Company:||Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)|
|Instruction:||Not available from NWEA|
Diagnostic assessment in math and reading. Their MAP assessments produce a RIT score in multiple strands of each subject. These are highly accurate when used to measure student growth year over year. Very popular for districts to use as a benchmark test to measure growth during the school year. The focus is on analysis for a school or district, less so on individual student recommendations. DORA and ADAM provide a deeper diagnosis at the individual student level, and answers why the student may be having difficulties. NWEA doesn't provide instruction, but MAP is now linked to instruction available from CompassLearning. See detailed competitive analysis and product evaluation below. This will give you a good side by side comparison of DORA and MAP.
MAP and DORA Comparison Chart
Short video showing two students who took both MAP-m (math) and ADAM. Shows how the data varies and when to use each. View Video