CPS Announces Application Process for 2017-2018 School Year

Yesterday, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) released information regarding the application process for the 2017-2018 school year. The Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP) will once again count for 1/3 of the selection process for admissions to Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools (Regional Gifted Centers, Academic Centers, International Gifted Programs) and Selective Enrollment High Schools.

For students who attended a CPS elementary school during the 2015-2016 school year, their 2016 spring NWEA MAP scores will be used for the admissions process.

Students who attended a non-CPS elementary school during the 2015-2016 school year will be required to take the NWEA MAP exam this fall/winter. CPS will be administering the NWEA MAP exam free of charge throughout the city. CPS has not yet made known the different testing locations, however they have announced that they will attempt to assign each student to a location which is most convenient to his/her residence.

CPS will offer the NWEA MAP exam on four dates in October (dates listed below) and on one date in January (date not yet determined). The NWEA MAP registration form must be received by the Office of Access and Enrollment by Friday, September 9 for a student to test in October. If the September 9 registration deadline is missed, a registration form must be submitted before December 9 for a student to test in January.

October NWEA MAP Test Dates

  • Saturday, October 8
  • Sunday, October 9
  • Saturday, October 22
  • Sunday, October 23

(There will be two testing times on each of the dates listed above: 9am and 12pm).

For more information about the application process for the 2017-2018 school year, please visit www.cpsoae.org. Also, feel free to contact Charlie Howard with any questions.

Charlie Howard, Owner Test Prep Chicago
(872) 221-0175