Non-CPS Information for 2019-2020 NWEA MAP
The NWEA MAP is the standardized test used by the Chicago Public Schools system to determine student eligibility to apply to schools and programs with academic criteria.
The NWEA MAP will be administered in September 2018 to non-CPS students applying to grades 5-9 for the 2019-2020 school year. The deadline to register to take the exam in September was September 7, 2018.
A final NWEA MAP exam will be offered in January 2019 for students who did not register before the September 7, 2018, deadline. If your child did not register to take this test in September, call 773-553-2060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive updates regarding the January 2019 exam.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If your child takes the NWEA MAP in January 2019, you will have to submit a paper application between October 1, 2018, and December 14, 2018. During this timeframe, visit go.cps.edu and click ‘High Schools’ or Elementary Schools’ (depending on your child’s grade level) to access the paper elementary or high school application.
Please be aware that the NWEA MAP is NOT the admissions exam for Selective Enrollment schools. If you are interested in Selective Enrollment schools for grades 5-9, your child's NWEA MAP scores will be used to determine whether your child is eligible to take the Selective Enrollment admissions exam. (There are no pre-qualifiers for students applying to grades K-4.)
Some programs require admissions screenings as part of the application process: admissions exams, auditions, information sessions, and/or interviews. Please read the important information below about scheduling admissions screenings for students who will take the NWEA MAP in January 2019. Additional information will be posted on GoCPS with the paper application, starting October 1, 2018.
Fine and Performing Arts Programs: Auditions
The school(s) to which you apply will contact you to schedule your child’s audition. You can be contacted any time after you submit your paper application.
International Baccalaureate Programs: Information Session
Your child will have to attend an Information Session at only one school with an International Baccalaureate Programs. Call the IB Coordinator at the school of your choice to schedule your child’s appointment. This can be done any time after you submit your paper application.
Selective Enrollment: Admissions Exam
If your child is eligible to take the Selective Enrollment exam(s), based on his/her NWEA MAP scores, you will be scheduled by the Office of Access and Enrollment and contacted with the date, time, and location of the exam.
Service Leadership Academies (formerly Military Academies): Information Session
Your child will have to attend an Information Session at only one Service Leadership Academy. You can attend an Information Session at any Academy; you do not have to schedule it in advance. This can be done any time after you submit your paper application.
Questions? Contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 or email@example.com.