Six Ways The Learning Continuum Can Help Teacher Decision Making

6 ways the Learning Continuum can help teacher decision making #MAPtestMeasures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) and MAP for Primary Grades (MPG) interim assessments include our interactive teacher tool, the Learning Continuum. The Learning Continuum lets teachers see what students performing at a given RIT level on the MAP assessments are typically ready to learn. Then teachers can use the learning statements within the continuum to drive their instruction. It can also be a great tool to help teachers build an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

The Learning Continuum can be a powerful tool and can help aid decision making inside and outside the classroom in these six meaningful ways:

  1. Empowers teachers to maximize every student’s academic growth. It helps guide instruction for students at all levels, including Gifted and Talented, Title I, and English Language Learners (ELL).
  1. Supports personalized learning paths. It enables teachers to easily scaffold instruction for all students.
  1. Informs instructional time and flexible grouping. It makes it simpler for teachers to support students struggling with grade level content and permits challenging high-performance students with new and more complex material.
  1. Aids in curriculum planning. It serves as a resource when developing curriculum, refining pacing, or revising programs.
  1. Offers insight relevant to school improvement planning. It informs placement, grade level planning, content area planning, and staffing priorities.
  1. Provides discussion points for parent-teacher conferences. It connects a student’s MAP test scores to concrete skills and concepts, making it easier for parents to reinforce goals.

Along with The Learning Continuum, teachers can tap into other MAP resources that help drive personalized learning paths.

  • Use an individual student’s RIT score in math from MAP to identify standards-aligned instructional resources from Khan Academy.

No matter where your students are performing, assessment information can be a critical tool in pinpointing students’ unique needs, tailoring instruction – and thereby expanding the achievement possibilities for all your students. The Learning Continuum and other resources built into MAP can help teachers in their quest to improve student learning.

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