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1 Stepping Stones into MAP Measures of Academic Progress ® (MAP ® ) The names of other companies and their products mentioned in this presentation are the trademarks of their respective owners.

2 Activate and Extend Prior Knowledge 1.MAP and Primary MAP as adaptive assessments 2.Student RIT scores and RIT Scale 3.MAP: Instructional Level vs. Mastery 4.NWEA Normative Data 5.DesCartes: A Continuum of Learning ® /Primary Grades Instructional Data 6.Primary Grades Instructional Data

3 The MAP Adaptive Assessment Beginning Literacy Adult Reading 7 th Grade x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x MAP Test What is this students approximate instructional grade level?

4 Rasch unIT (RIT) Scale Achievement scale Equal-interval scale Used to show growth over time Independent of grade level Ready for Instruction Today (RIT) Grade-LevelNorms RIT Skills Data DesCartes K 1

5 Facts to remember about RIT Although RIT is an equal interval scale, because most components of effective reading are learned early in the school years, the amount of growth slows as students move up through the grades. (Look at Norms.) Although the rate of growth slows in higher grades, MAP may still be able to point to specific areas of strengths and needs --students at the same Overall RIT do not necessarily need the same instruction

6 Normative Data: Bringing Context to the RIT Grade-level norms Typical performance for each grade level Beginning-of-Year, Middle-of-Year, and End-of-Year Mean, which can be skewed by highs and lows, is similar to Median because of large data sample

7 New Norms vs. Old October 2011

8 How does NWEA derive Normative Data? Norms calculated every three years (latest calculation made available 9/11) Largest normative data base in U.S 2008 database was 2.8 million = 5.2 million

9 Normative Data Table Allows Association of RIT with Grade Level (with caveats) Student performing at x RIT is performing at ~ x grade level according to MAP Cannot equate higher scores with ability to do work at RIT grade level (background knowledge for content) Well, we see Median and Mean, what about the lows and highs? Primary MAPMAP Lower End of Scores (depending on target) 140 Descartes < 151/161/171 Upper End of Scores ~ /230~ Descartes > 220/230

10 The MAP Adaptive Assessment Beginning Literacy Adult Reading 7 th Grade x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x MAP Test What does this students RIT tell you? What does this students RIT tell you?

11 220 RIT Score (7 th Grader, B-o-Y)

12 The MAP Adaptive Assessment The Biggest Mistake Districts Make: Not preparing students adequately for the adaptive nature of the test. The test will start with questions at the typical grade/time of year representing each students enrolled grade. Students far below grade level may experience 5 questions in a row that are too hard for them to answer. ALL students, even gifted, should expect to experience many questions they cannot answer as the assessment moves to different targets. The first test will be the one where students encounter the most difficult questions. After the first test, the program will remember the students levels and start from there.

13 Instructional Level vs. Mastery The MAP test: Provides information about the instructional level of the studentnot the independent level. Provides a road map for students toward achieving mastery. Is not a test for determining mastery of skills.

14 What tests are on MAP?

15 How many items on each test?

16 How much time is allotted? MAP tests are not timed. Average time is 50 minutes Schedule one hour If students need extra time, provide it

17 Topics for Today Essential Reports Accessing and Understanding Key Reports BEGINNING to use MAP Reports as One Measure to Plan Differentiated Instruction And to Monitor the Effectiveness of Instruction

18 Making Decisions Using Data Local - Classroom State/ Annual Interim (MAP) Triangulation

19 Uses for MAP Data Screening Predicting and Monitoring Growth Goal setting Informing instructional decisions, guiding Instructional planning

20 Two Types of MAP Data Status Data Teacher Report Instructional Resources-Class by RIT Class RostersStudent Progress Reports Growth DataAvailable after 2 nd MAP Test Period Student Progress ReportsNormative Data shows typical growth, but growth charts show actual growth for all studentsincluding lower and higher achieving students who wont follow the Norm Data path

21 Lets Look at One Essential Report: Instructional Resource, Teacher Report Google NWEA Click on Reports Log-in Log in as sample data Password = reports Click Log On In the left-hand column, scroll down to Online Reports and click on Logins and Teacher Reports

22 A First Important Report: Teacher Report Click here Select this school and term Hit this

23 Getting to the Teacher Report Leave this as is… View by RIT Ranges Click on Edinborough

24 Interpreting the Teacher Report View by RIT RangesPick a focus Find high/low areas overall. Lowest area is possible focus Find highest Std Dev. for possible focus area(s). For Lexile info and Bookfinder, go to

25 Standard Deviation Larger standard deviations indicate more academic diversity. How might this impact instruction? Standard Deviation = 21 Smaller standard deviations indicate that students are more alike. How might this impact instruction? Standard Deviation = 8

26 Applying the Teacher Report Draw a line to show students two grades below mean by RIT (INTENSIVE) Draw a line to show students at or above 95 th percentile = Gifted? (This Class0) Shade students working at or above mean RIT for grade/time (Benchmark and Above Benchmark) Star Typical Scores (Benchmark)w/in 3 pts. of grade level mean (This class = 2 students--almost) Grayed out score = Retaken test or Test-taking time too short or standard deviation too high. Student probably guessing. Teachers are encouraged to look at their reports. Consider retakes for Stdev > 3.5 and definitely over 4. Val to request retakes.

27 Another Version of the Teacher Report View by Goal Descriptors Go back to the Logins and Teacher Reports Click View by Goal Descriptors and then Edinborough

28 Another Version of the Teacher Report View by Goal Descriptors

29 Review: How to get to the Teacher Report Click here Go here Click here and then on name

30 Next: Class By RIT In the left-hand column click here Go here Hit Submit Class by RIT is only available for classes of 10 or more.

31 Lets Look at Instructional Resources: Class Breakdown by Overall RIT A 8 th grade classFall Data

32 Applying the Class Breakdown by Overall RIT Report Instructional applications of Overall RIT: 1.Reading Groups Formation (preliminary data) 2.Intervention/remediation 3.Reading support in content areas 4.Gifted and talented support

33 Lets Look at Instructional Resources: Class by Goal A second grade classWinter Drill Down Data Primary ReadingAll Tests, Survey w/Goals

34 Lets Look at Instructional Resources: Class by Goal 8 th grade classFallDrill Down Data 6+ Reading Survey w/Goals CO Version

35 Interpreting the Class Breakdown by Goal Report N. Roeder (207)

36 Interpreting the Class Breakdown by Goal Report A. N. Bigelow (231)

37 Applying the Class Breakdown by Goal Report Instructional applications: Flexible grouping Identify relative strengths and weaknesses of class and individual students Designing whole group and differentiated instructional plans (See DesCartes/Primary Grades Instructional Data)

38 To Access Learning Targets in Descartes Report for Class Breakdown by RIT Go to Start Programs Assessments Decartes

39 Open Reading_WA_3.6.1.pdf

40 Click on the RIT Range to View Report

41 Heres a RIT Range Report (A. N. Bigelow) Ready for instruction today!

42 Whole Class Report: Class Breakdown by GoalClick on Goal Name for this report RIT reflects a 1-day score. The RIT range is a more accurate indicator of where actual achievement may lie.

43 Review: Now you try to get into NWEA reports. Password = reports

44 Review: Now you try! This link will provide Access to the Class By RIT and Class Breakdown by Goal Reports

45 Go here:

46 See this Scroll down to Reading

47 Drill down on reading Drill down on reading

48 Hit the component of Apply Thinking Skills

49 Another Report: Class Rosters/Student Progress Report Click here Go here

50 Scroll down to Edinborough English8 1and click

51 SUBMIT Before clicking SUBMIT, change to Both Note you can click on a name or class

52 Clicking on Teachers Name on Class Rosters Page All Student Reports

53 How to Communicate with Parents & StudentsThe Student Progress Report

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55 A report is accompanied by growth chart IF the student has been tested at least twice

56 MAP Logins & Passwords Teachers & Proctors onlyno student use Four types: 1.Login: cksdmap Password: map1112 to launch TestTaker 2.Site-specific Login/Password to open TestTaker 3.Personal Login/Password to view your class reports 4.Login: k12 Password: k12 to open the TestTaker Training Database:


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