Empowering Students and Teachers
A Legacy of MAP® Testing Drives Performance and Informs Decision Making
At Mount Vernon Schools in suburban Indianapolis has Title 1 ranges from 35-45 percent, and has been growing. Just as the district was building to accommodate the steady growth of previous years, school enrollment began to decline. As a result, Mt. Vernon began plans to close a building, consolidate schools and increase the student-to-teacher ratio.
Informing the changing composition of schools and student groups is data from NWEA's MAP assessments that provides actionable insight about the academic performance and needs of students. The district credits this baseline of academic continuity for bringing stability throughout change.
"We would sooner give up the ISTEP+ state-mandated test than give up NWEA because of the value it gives us in decision-making," says Mike Horton, Assistant Superintendent.