How does a school admin complete the NWEA mapping process?

Updated by Gayle McKee

We strongly recommend leaving Liftoff disabled for students until Progress Learning is added as a shared data partner through NWEA. (This will prevent students from taking the Liftoff Diagnostics before NWEA scores are synced in Progress Learning. This is our recommendation because the NWEA MAP RIT score will eliminate the need to take the Liftoff Diagnostics.)
  1. The first step is to make sure that your District NWEA administrator adds Progress Learning as a data partner. Click here to learn more. Then, a school admin will need to follow the steps below.
  2. Log in to your Progress Learning school administrator account.
  3. Navigate to the Liftoff Management page located in the School Center.
  1. Select the filters for the students that you would like to enable Liftoff for (the filters allow for multi-select), and then click on the blue filter button. If you enable Liftoff for a single student, you can select the three dots to the right of the toggle below the Liftoff column by hovering your cursor to the right of the toggle. After the three dots have been selected, you can select the option to Apply setting to all.
  1. Now, all students in the filtered results have Liftoff enabled and are ready to be mapped and synced with their NWEA MAP scores!
NOTE: Only School Admins have access to this feature and can sync NWEA scores for a school.
  1. From the navigation menu on the left side of the screen, select "School Center" and then select "NWEA Mapping".

  1. On the next screen, select a grade in the drop-down menu and click "View". A list of students that have been previously mapped will appear below.

  1. If you want to sync all students, select "Sync All Pages"
    If you want to sync specific students, check the boxes next to the names of the students to be re-synced, or check the top box to re-sync all of the students visible on the page.
  1. Select 'View' to see the updated results and ensure the Term column has updated the latest scores synced from NWEA.
The "Term" column shows the last time NWEA scores were mapped. You can click "Show Results" to see the individual student's scores. If you see that the Test Valid column says false for a result, this means the scores are from a previous school year and cannot be synced.
  • Here is a sample of what a student's NWEA MAP scores will look like in Progress Learning:

  1. You can view the Sync Status to confirm the sync has been completed for the batch of students synced.
Note: Students may not map for various reasons; for example, they have multiple first or last names listed, they may not have taken their MAP test yet, or there are multiple students with the same name and the system didn’t know which student to put the data with, etc.

An administrator must help with any unmapped students. Progress Learning does not have access to student information to know where to match results and students.
If students are in the Unmapped Student box located at the bottom of the page:
  1. Step 1: Click Map next to the student name and a search box will pop up.
  2. Step 2: Clear either the first or last name and click Search.

*Leaving the more specific name usually works best to help narrow down the correct student.

  1. Step 3: Then, click the Map"button next to the correct student to link the MAP data.
  2. Step 4: The student should now be moved into the Mapped Students box.
NOTE: Repeat these steps for all unmapped students who have completed the MAP test and sync their scores after to apply them to Liftoff.


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