TABLE OF CONTENTS
- What is MAP growth?
- Student Goal Setting
- More Resources, Tips, & Tools
What is MAP growth?
MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test created by NWEA that kids take two to three times per school year. The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student's academic growth over time. MAP Growth measures what students know, regardless of their grade level. It also measures growth over time, allowing you to track your student's progress throughout the school year and across multiple years.
Teachers can use the score to inform instruction, personalize learning, and monitor the growth of individual students. Principals and administrators can use the scores to see the performance and progress of a grade level, school, or the entire district. More information can be found here.
Unsure of where to start? Here are some helpful guides that can help you as you navigate NWEA MAP.
More Resources, Tips, & Tools
- Instructional Connections: View a list of several additional resource tools that link MAP scores to content
- Early Learner Tips: See resources and explanations of the variety of MAP assessments available for early learners (K-2)
- KSDE Website with Lexile and Quantile Information: Links to additional resources for Quantiles and Lexiles
- "New Tool Alerts Teachers When Students Give Up on Test:" Article explaining the new disengagement data and research behind when students become disengage with the test
- MAP RIT to Concepts: Help give RIT scores a little more meaning by matching them with content and word lists
- Sample Test Questions per RIT: Download a list of sample test questions for each content organized by RIT score
- Involving Students with Data: Learn about 7 different ways students can interact with their own data to start owning the information
- MAP and Kansas State Assessment Linking Study: Look at how MAP relates and correlates to how students score on the Kansas State Assessment
- Newsela: A website with content and articles matched to student reading levels
- ReadWorks: Another website with content and articles matched to student reading levels
Specifically for ELA:
- Lexile Website: Learn about what Lexiles are, how to use them with students, and find books at the right level
Specifically for Math:
- Quantiles Website: Learn about what Quantiles are and how to use them with students
- Using Khan Academy with MAP scores: Read an article and access documents to help match MAP scores with Khan lessons
- Khan Academy MAP Recommended Practice: Plug in your student's MAP scores for each goal area of MAP and Khan will recommend various lessons to complete