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1 MAP and the Gifted Student Northern Kentucky State MAP Summer Institute 2010 Sonya J. P. Linder

2 (12) To qualify as a gifted and talented student in grades four (4) through twelve (12), the following criteria shall be met in one (1) of these gifted and talented categories: (a) General intellectual ability shall be determined by a student score within the ninth stanine on a full scale comprehensive test of intellectual ability. If a student scores low on formal group measures of intellectual ability, yet other documentation shows potential, the district shall administer an individual mental ability test. Evidence of general intellectual ability also may include: 1. High performance on additional individual or group intellectual assessment; 2. Observation of applied advanced reasoning ability; or 3. Checklist inventories of behaviors specific to underachieving or disadvantaged gifted learners. (b) Specific academic aptitude shall be determined by composite scores in the ninth stanine on one (1) or more subject test scores of an achievement test. If a student scores low on a formal group measure of academic strength, yet other documentation shows potential, the district shall administer another standardized normed achievement test. Evidence of specific academic aptitude also may include: 1. High performance on an additional individual or group test of academic aptitude; 2. Student awards or critiques of performances; 3. Off-level testing; 4. Portfolio of high academic performances; or 5. Student progress data. Talented.htm

3 MAP poses questions that are not always grade-level questions. Testing continues as long as child gets questions correct (out-of-level testing for gifted kids). Sub-content scores (strand scores) can help to identify the true instructional level of gifted students. MAP is nationally normed. It adapts as a student is taking it and is unique to that student. Why should I use MAP to identify Gifted Students?

4 Link to 2005 NWEA Placement Guidelines – Click Here

5 So now that we have a student who can be identified as Gifted and Talented, how can we use MAP scores to determine what level of services he or she might need?

6 When teachers apply DesCartes to programs such as Gifted and Talented, Title I, and ELL, NWEA believes it will serve as a guide to constantly “push the envelope” with all students in order to help them grow academically as much as possible. RIT BAND RIT BAND 240+ Sample Assignment RIT BAND RIT BAND

7 How Do I Get the DesCartes Reports? Log in to NWEA Left Menu o Data-Tools Menu – Click on DesCartes Choose the Subject (i.e. Language Usage) Choose the Sub-Content (i.e. Writing Process) Choose the RIT Band Score (i.e )

8 Sample 2 nd Grade Spring 2010 Scores MAP SCORES can be used to determine a student’s level of achievement as compared to his or her peers as a formal assessment measure to consider acceleration by grade skipping or subject area skills groups.

9 Sample 10th Grade Fall 2009 Scores MAP SCORES can be used to determine readiness for acceleration by grade or subject area.

10 Log In to NWEA Left Menu Data – Tools Menu Dynamic Reports Read compatibility information and click gray Dynamic Report button. MAP scores can link a student with reading materials appropriate to his or her individualized reading ability based on LEXILE levels. To access a Lexile level report for a specific class, follow this guide: Left Menu – Choose Lexile Reports Highlight school of choice – select arrow key “Add to Selections” In top gray box, select Run Document Using Dynamic Reports to find Appropriate Levels of Reading Materials for Gifted Students Highlight class of choice – select arrow key “Add to Selections” In top gray box, select Run Document

11 Sonya J. P. Linder Williamstown Independent Schools 300 Helton St. Williamstown KY


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