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Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Curt Nath Director of Curriculum Ocean City School District

MAP Overview  HOW is the MAP test being implemented?  WHAT is a MAP test?  WHY is the Ocean City School District using the MAP test?  WHICH resources are being utilized? (Test Reports & Instructional Resources)  WHERE do I go for more information? 2

Grade LevelFall MAP & Spring MAP 1 st Grade Reading: Reading Primary Grades Common Core (FoundSkills,Lang/Writing, Lit/Info, Vocab) Math: Math Primary Grades Common Core (Algebra, Num/Operations, Meas/Data. Geometry) 2 nd -5 th Reading: Reading 2-5 Common Core V4 Math: Math 2-5 Common Core V4 6 th -8 th Reading: Reading 6+ Common Core Math: Math 6+ Common Core V4 **End of Course: Algebra I 3 District MAP Planning

4 WHAT is the MAP Test? Measures of Academic Progress State-aligned computerized adaptive tests that accurately reflect the instructional level of each student and measure growth over time. This test provides the instructional level of the student. This test provides the instructional level of the student.

5 QUALITY FEATURES OF MAP TEST ADAPTIVE INDICATE INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL ENCOURAGES GROWTH & ESTABLISHED GROWTH TARGETS PROVIDES USEFUL DATA WITH QUICK AND MEANINGFUL FEEDBACK

6 The RIT Scale  An EQUAL Interval Scale  NOT Grade Level Dependant  Measures Academic Growth  Enables teachers to recognize where to focus attention and how to provide instruction

7 Use More than One Point of Data Local - Classroom State Periodic (MAP) Triangulation

8 MAP Resources  Reports & Instructional Resources for Teachers  Teacher Report (Alpha & RIT)  Class Breakdown by RIT  Lexile Report  Student Focused Goal Setting Worksheets  Grade-Level, School, & District Reports  Summary Reports by Cluster  Student Growth Summary Reports  Achievement Status & Growth Report (Pre & Post)  Reports for Parents  Individual Student Progress Report

9 Normative Data: Bringing Context to the Data  Grade-level norms  Typical performance  Fall and spring  New norms every 3-5 years

10 Interpreting the Class Breakdown by Overall RIT Report

11 Interpreting the Class Breakdown by Goal Report Kayana (225)

Des Cartes – A Tool for Teachers Skills & Concepts to Enhance 161-170 Skills & Concepts to Develop 171-180 Skills & Concepts to Introduce 181-190 Identifies and names a triangle Identifies and names a cube Identifies shapes that are congruent 12

13 Individual Student Progress Report  District Average  Norm Group Average  Student Growth  Typical Growth  Descriptors

14 A Lexile (www.lexile.com)  A unit for measuring text difficulty  Semantic difficulty (Word Frequency)  Syntactic complexity (Sentence Length)  Linked to the RIT score  Doesn’t evaluate:  Genre  Theme  Content  Interest  Quality

15 Dynamic Reporting Suite: Lexile Report Workbook p. 47 M

16 WHAT should I expect from my child? Student Goal Setting  Set growth goals  Monitor Progress

   Strengths and areas of concern comparing the performance of this group of students to their own mean/median 219.7 177.5173.6 201.1 189.9 207.1 200.9 183.0 210.2 212.4 205.9 213.9 206.9 219.6 216.7213.6 198.1 189.1 211.1 220.4 197.1 187.3 204.6 222.3

18 Student Growth Summary Report

19 Achievement Status and Growth (ASG) Summary Class Report

20  Growth Index  Percent of Students Meeting Target  Percent of Target Met  Screen shot of summary info Achievement Status and Growth (ASG) Summary Class Report

21  MAP was founded over 40 years ago as a not-for- profit formed by researchers and educators from school districts in the Pacific Northwest.  NWEA provides MAP to more than 5,200 school districts across the United States.  MAP is a computer-based adaptive assessment that provides precise and immediate feedback so teachers can pinpoint current student learning needs, personalize instructional planning and promote student engagement. FACTS ABOUT MAP TESTING

22  MAP is a trusted resource for measuring individual student achievement, calculating student growth, projecting proficiency on high-stakes assessments, and comparing a student’s growth to that of students in Ocean City and across the country.  MAP is an interim test to measure academic status, irrespective of the grade level at which a student is performing.  NJASK is a summative test, designed to measure the culmination of a student’s learning within grade level administered at the end of the school year for accountability purposes. FACTS ABOUT MAP TESTING

23  MAP is just another high-stakes test.  Map provides an immediate snapshot of where a student is performing today, irrespective of grade level, as opposed to the state summative test (NJASK/HPSA and PARCC) that only provides an annual grade level view.  Teachers don’t know what content MAP covers.  MAP is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and measures progress to the standards.  Administration of MAP takes too much time.  The typical MAP assessment is 42-50 questions long and is completed by most students in about an hour. MYTHS ABOUT MAP TESTING

24  Computerized adaptive testing is unfair to students.  MAP adaptive assessments provide a balanced approach for measuring a student’s academic status and growth. MAP generates precise estimates of achievement regardless of whether a student is performing at grade level, far above or far below.  High performers will be challenged and given an accurate result of their achievement level.  MAP draws from a test question pool of over 32,000 questions aligned to state standards. Every student receives a different assessment that is appropriately adjusted to their performance level. MYTHS ABOUT MAP TESTING

25  MAP is not a valid test.  MAP is a valid test for measuring a student’s achievement status to state standards, academic growth, and projecting proficiency to state standards. The numerical (RIT) value assigned to a student represents the most difficult question that he or she is capable of answering correctly about 50% of the time. Students taking the MAP test receive a statistically derived RIT score. MYTHS ABOUT MAP TESTING

26 WWW.NWEA.ORG  Parent Toolkit  Sample Parent Letters

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