NWEA MAP is confusing and it is quite difficult to find resources. If you are trying to understand the difference between domain and academic vocabulary (and sorted by RIT!) in the NWEA world, check out this resource!!
I broke down the list of vocabulary words provided by NWEA and categorized it into tiers and by RIT-
-Tier 1: high- frequency words are just your everyday words so there is not list for that tier
-Tier 2: Academic vocabulary
-Tier 3: Domain-Specific vocabulary
This resource is a good checklist for you to have as your are planning your ELA lesson plans. It includes a brief description of the 3 different tiers and a manageable checklist.