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1 Glenview School District 34 Parent’s Guide to Measures of Academic Progress MAP

2 Partnering to help all kids learn Revised 6/26/20032 NWEA-MAP-ALT???

3 3 Challenging and appropriate for every studentChallenging and appropriate for every student Assesses what we teachAssesses what we teach UntimedUntimed Purpose is internal accountabilityPurpose is internal accountability Measures growth in student achievementMeasures growth in student achievement  Challenging, appropriate and dynamically developed for every student  Accurate data for students across the scale  Untimed  Purpose is internal accountability  Measures growth in student achievement  Immediate results  Can test up to 4 times a year Design of Achievement Level Tests (ALT) Design of Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Beginning Literacy Adult Reading 5 th Grade Beginning Literacy Adult Reading 5 th Grade x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

4 Revised 6/26/20034 RIT (Rasch Unit) Scale Achievement scaleAchievement scale Equal intervalEqual interval Used to show growth over timeUsed to show growth over time Scale has the same meaning regardless of the students’ grade level or items takenScale has the same meaning regardless of the students’ grade level or items taken Beginning Literacy Adult Reading 5 th Grade x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x MAP Test

5 Revised 6/26/20035 Instructional Level The NWEA test is not a test for determining mastery of skills.The NWEA test is not a test for determining mastery of skills. It provides a road map for students toward achieving mastery.It provides a road map for students toward achieving mastery. This test provides the instructional level of the student.

6 Partnering to help all kids learn Revised 6/26/20036 Talking to Students Before Testing Purpose – to find out exactly where each of them are performing Purpose – to find out exactly where each of them are performing Not expected to know the answer to every question Not expected to know the answer to every question Must answer every question – cannot skip Must answer every question – cannot skip Cannot go back (because of adaptive nature of test) Cannot go back (because of adaptive nature of test) Need to know how to use a pop-up calculator and scroll bar Need to know how to use a pop-up calculator and scroll bar

7 Partnering to help all kids learn Revised 6/26/20037

8 Partnering to help all kids learn Revised 6/26/20038

9 Partnering to help all kids learn Revised 6/26/20039 This button allows the question to be read in Spanish.

10 Revised 6/26/ Triangulation Never use only one point of data Teacher (Classroom Assessment) Local & State Assessments NWEA Data

11 Partnering to help all kids learn Revised 6/26/ Individual Student Progress Report

12 Revised 6/26/ What does “Goal Performance” mean? Goal scores are percentiles based on the entire group of students in the norming study at each student’s grade level.Goal scores are percentiles based on the entire group of students in the norming study at each student’s grade level. They tell how a given student compares with others in this whole group.They tell how a given student compares with others in this whole group. For example, if a student is at the 70th percentile, it means that 70% of the students in that grade level scored lower than this student.For example, if a student is at the 70th percentile, it means that 70% of the students in that grade level scored lower than this student.

13 Revised 6/26/ Hi = Percentile scores greater than 66 Av = Percentile scores between 66 and 34 Lo = Percentile scores less than 34 Hi > 80 percentile HiAvg = percentile Av = percentile LoAvg = percentile Lo < 21 percentiles On Student Progress Reports only Goal Score Descriptors

14 RIT  not grade level dependent { Percentile – grade level dependent (NWEA norm) { { NOTE: If using goal descriptors, they ARE grade dependent

15 Revised 6/26/ What are expected RIT and growth scores? t y p i c a l

16 Revised 6/26/ Monitoring Growth in Student Achievement Materials Packet – Binder Pocket

17 Revised 6/26/ Responding to Negative Growth Questions to ask yourself… Is this a Spring to Fall issue? How much data do we have? Is this one or two data points? Did the student top out of the test? For the majority of the kids this will not be true. How does the data match other data you have about the child? What might be some reasons for the student’s performance at a given point in time? Upset? Test Anxiety?… Are there things that you know about the situation that could account for the lack of growth?

18 Revised 6/26/ Responding to Negative Growth Questions to ask yourself… Is this a pattern that you see in other subject areas? As you look at the student’s performance in this area, what do you see in the goal data? Is this a particular student’s pattern or did it show up in other kids? Are we challenging these kids appropriately? Is instruction differentiated enough? Is it a curriculum issue?

19 Revised 6/26/ A Lexile is… A unit for measuring text difficulty that is linked to the RIT score, Northwest Evaluation Association’s unit for measuring reading comprehension. These links allow teachers to use the student’s RIT score to find books, periodicals, and other reading materials that will be appropriately challenging for each student.

20 Revised 6/26/ What Lexile measures… Semantic DifficultySemantic Difficulty –As measured by the frequency with which each word in a measured text appears in Lexile’s database of 200 million words. Syntactic ComplexitySyntactic Complexity –As measured by sentence length.

21 Revised 6/26/ The Lexile doesn’t evaluate… GenreGenre –Students moving to a new genre may need more teacher support to read effectively. ThemeTheme –A low Lexile score doesn’t mean the book’s theme is appropriate for children. Emerging adult readers want to read adult content, not children’s books, so teachers need to consider them when using Lexile with adults. ContentContent –Students encountering content or topics that are new to them may need to have new vocabulary and concepts pre-taught. InterestInterest –Students will tend to be more motivated when they can self-select reading material. Teachers should also encourage students to constantly expand their interest and read material that builds reading competence.

22 Revised 6/26/ Lexile NWEA RIT …the level of text that a student can read with 75% comprehension. For a student with a RIT of 205, books with a 600 Lexile provide an excellent match with the student’s instructional level. The book, After the Rain by Norma Mazer is a 600L text. The Lexile score represents…

23 Revised 6/26/ Lexile Uses Teachers can use Lexiles along with professional judgment to help students choose appropriate challenge levelsTeachers can use Lexiles along with professional judgment to help students choose appropriate challenge levels Helpful to parents in choosing appropriate reading materialsHelpful to parents in choosing appropriate reading materials Put together books to accompany theme units that meet all students challenge level. Example:Put together books to accompany theme units that meet all students challenge level. Example: –Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Matern – 390L –Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Suter – 440L –Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Twain – 990L

24 Revised 6/26/ Lexile Resources

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