Individual vs. Group Reports

MAP assessments provide many levels of useful data. Individual and group reports allow you to analyze growth data relative to growth norms and proficiency benchmarks by state, evaluate strengths and areas of concern, set goals, plan for action based on growth analysis, and be prepared to communicate about data effectively. Individual and group reports are also used to guide instruction and inform decision-making across the district and nationally through our virtual classroom study.
 
Individual reports consist of the Class Roster Individual Student Progress Report, Achievement, Status and Growth Report, Instructional Resources Class Breakdown by Goal, Student Goal Setting Sheet, and Lexile Report. Each of these reports represents individual student data and is used for various informative purposes such as identification of areas of strength and areas of concern within a subject and goal performance area, parent/teacher conferences, student-led conferences, student goal setting, progress reports, and target growth met, exceeded or not met.
 
Group Reports are found both in Crystal Reports and the Dynamic Report Suite. These reports provide teachers and district leadership with status achievement, areas of strength and areas of weakness, goal setting at the grade level, school, and district level. If NWEA has a state alignment study for your state, group reports provide predictors of state proficiency. If there is not yet a state alignment study completed for your state, NWEA reports in graphical form the percentage of students who scored below the 40th percentile, from the 40th to the 69th percentile, and at or above the 70th percentile on NWEA norms. They also provide queried data from our Growth Research Database to identify those elements that contribute to high academic growth. The findings provide reliable answers that can help guide educational policy. They can be utilized for longitudinal achievement data, instructional programs, and demographics such as ethnicity, gender, age, and socio-economic data, as well as school information such as class size, distinct size, and location. 
 
NWEA also provides virtual classroom comparison groups in which the student being studied matches key characteristics of the sample population, creating apples-to-apples comparison. In addition, the Dynamic Reporting Suite includes a Projected Performance Category by Subject overview which gives teachers an idea of how students in his or her class are projected to perform on their state test, and the distribution of students by quartile. This information allows you to look at how your students compared to the NWEA norm group.