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An Orientation for Parents Fall 2009. What is MAP? Measures of Academic Progress Measures of Academic Progress Tests in reading, language, and math Tests.

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1 An Orientation for Parents Fall 2009

2 What is MAP? Measures of Academic Progress Measures of Academic Progress Tests in reading, language, and math Tests in reading, language, and math Aligned to States Academic Standards Aligned to States Academic Standards Provides for continuous measures for grades K-9 Provides for continuous measures for grades K-9 Multiple choice format Multiple choice format

3 What is MAP? Computer-Adaptive (personalized) Computer-Adaptive (personalized) Multiple Opportunities Multiple Opportunities Reported to parents Reported to parents Lexiles included Lexiles included Used internationally Used internationally

4 Who Developed MAP? NWEA: Northwest Evaluation Association NWEA: Northwest Evaluation Association NWEA developed leveled items NWEA developed leveled items PUSD teachers aligned items to district standards PUSD teachers aligned items to district standards 80 PUSD teachers piloted the assessment in PUSD teachers piloted the assessment in 1998

5 Why Another Test? Different tests are used for different purposes and different audiences Different tests are used for different purposes and different audiences Public accountability and program evaluation Public accountability and program evaluation Promoting student learning and motivation Promoting student learning and motivation

6 Summative vs. Formative Assessment OF vs. FOR Assessments OF learning determine how much has been learned at a particular point in time (status) in order to report to others. Assessments OF learning determine how much has been learned at a particular point in time (status) in order to report to others. Assessments FOR learning provide feedback that is used to modify teaching and learning activities during instruction. Assessments FOR learning provide feedback that is used to modify teaching and learning activities during instruction.

7 What are Assessments FOR Learning? Informs the learner Informs the learner Results in learning goals and next steps (a plan) Results in learning goals and next steps (a plan) Invites student participation and reflection Invites student participation and reflection Descriptive not evaluative Descriptive not evaluative Guides instruction Guides instruction Embedded in instruction Embedded in instruction Involves pupil self-assessment Involves pupil self-assessment Addresses the skills that underpin the standards Addresses the skills that underpin the standards Communicates that improvement is possible Communicates that improvement is possible Implies students are ultimately responsible for learning Implies students are ultimately responsible for learning

8 STAR Test The STAR or California Standards Tests (CST) are assessments OF learning: The STAR or California Standards Tests (CST) are assessments OF learning: one test fits all one test fits all timed timed compare students to other students compare students to other students report status after instruction has occurred report status after instruction has occurred medical autopsy medical autopsy

9 MAP Assessment The MAP are assessments FOR learning The MAP are assessments FOR learning customized to the individual student customized to the individual student Compare students to self and others Compare students to self and others untimed untimed inform instruction inform instruction provide information before, during and after instruction provide information before, during and after instruction Focus on growth Focus on growth Like a medical check-up Like a medical check-up

10 What MAPs measures Reading Reading Math Math Language (grammar and usage) Language (grammar and usage) RIT Scores

11 Reading MAP for Primary Grades (K-1) Measures: MAP for Primary Grades (K-1) Measures: Phonological Awareness Phonological Awareness Phonics Phonics Concepts about Print Concepts about Print Vocabulary and Word Structure Vocabulary and Word Structure Comprehension Comprehension Writing Writing (Lexiles) (Lexiles) MAP for 2-8 Measures: MAP for 2-8 Measures: Word Analysis and Vocabulary Word Analysis and Vocabulary Literal Comprehension Literal Comprehension Interpretive Comprehension Interpretive Comprehension Literary Response and Analysis Literary Response and Analysis (Lexiles)

12 Math MAP for Primary Grades (K-1) Measures: MAP for Primary Grades (K-1) Measures: Problem Solving Problem Solving Number Sense Number Sense Computation Computation Measurement and Geometry Measurement and Geometry Statistics and Probability Statistics and Probability Algebra Algebra MAP for 2-8 Measures: MAP for 2-8 Measures: Number Sense and Operations Number Sense and Operations Patterns, Functions, and Algebra Patterns, Functions, and Algebra Measurement Measurement Geometry and Spatial Sense Geometry and Spatial Sense Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability Problem Solving Problem Solving

13 Language Usage MAP for Primary Grades (K-1) Measures: MAP for Primary Grades (K-1) Measures: Language Usage is combined within the reading assessment Language Usage is combined within the reading assessment MAP for 2-8 Measures: MAP for 2-8 Measures: Writing Strategies Writing Strategies Writing Application and Style Writing Application and Style Mechanics Mechanics Grammar Grammar

14 Using Results to Drive Learning Students test 3 times per year to measure growth Students test 3 times per year to measure growth Results are broken down by sub-skills Results are broken down by sub-skills Reports are cumulative to show growth over time Reports are cumulative to show growth over time

15 Reporting The MAP reports are aligned to California and Poway academic standards The MAP reports are aligned to California and Poway academic standards Reports match the K-5 progress report Reports match the K-5 progress report Reports show district averages Reports show district averages Reports show national norms Reports show national norms

16 On-Line Resources

17 Reports Provide Lexile Scores Book Wizard at Book Wizard at

18 Questions?


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