NWEA MAP for Admissions to CPS Selective Enrollment High Schools
Here's the lowdown on how CPS is handling the NWEA MAP for eighth graders applying to Selective Enrollment High Schools during the 2020-2021 school year.
CPS uses NWEA MAP scores for two purposes. First, students must score at least in the 24th percentile in both math and reading to be eligible to take the Selective Enrollment High Schools (SEHS) exam. (Students with IEPs must have a minimum combined percentile of 48 in math and reading to qualify.) Second, the scores make up one third of the points applied to the selection process.
Please note that only scores from a CPS-administered NWEA MAP will be accepted for eligibility and selection purposes. For the fall of 2020, that means your child will be in one of these two groups:
If your child took the NWEA MAP through CPS in the spring, fall, and/or winter of 2019, they are in this group. This includes non-CPS students who took a CPS administered NWEA MAP during that window. These students will be able to do the following:
- Use the highest scores from one of those tests to satisfy the NWEA MAP eligibility requirement
- Take the winter 2020 NWEA MAP through CPS. If those scores are higher than their 2019 scores, they may submit the 2020 scores for selection purposes.
If your child did not take the NWEA MAP through CPS in the spring, fall, or winter of 2019, they are in this group. They will have the opportunity to take the NWEA MAP through CPS in October.
The information below is only for students in group two.
- October 3, 2020
- October 4, 2020
- October 18, 2020
- October 24, 2020
- Curie Metropolitan
- Lane Tech
- Lindblom Math and Science Academy
- Westinghouse College Preparatory High School
- The registration deadline was September 11, 2020.
- Be aware that you may not end up with the dates you requested.
- Students will be assigned to the location closest to their home, depending on availability.
- A notification of your test dates and location will be mailed two weeks before the first test date.
This is a lot to digest, so please feel free to contact us about a specific plan for your child or the admissions process in general!