In a time when an abundance of information is just a click away, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s not necessarily what you have, but how you use it. The same can be said for data. You can have all the data in the world, but unless you know how to use it and apply it, ultimately it has little value. One of the challenges in the classroom is to take the results we collect from various assessments and use the data as a robust tool to facilitate growth, in order to help all students reach their academic potential.
At NWEA, we offer easy-to-navigate reports to help teachers manage data overload. For instance, the Student Profile report is a “one-stop-shop” for all of a student’s MAP® (Measures of Academic Progress®) assessment data. The report contains four modules designed to be visually intuitive that make it easier for educators to use MAP results to better inform classroom instruction, enrich parent-teacher conversations, and make systemic resource decisions. Meet the modules you need to know:
- Comparisons: This section shows a mix of current achievement and future projections.
- Features a percentile ranking against NWEA 2015 Norms Study
- Provides the ability to project proficiency on future tests
- Determines ACT College Readiness – that is, if student is on track to score 24 on ACT. (The “On Track 24” projection is the highest benchmark, based on a more stringent ACT cut score of 24, instead of 22.)
- Instructional Areas: Use as your MAP standards report for instructional next steps.
- This module contains the RIT score for each instructional area and indicates areas of relative strength or suggested focus. These scores show the component parts of the subject that was assessed, so you can celebrate your student’s strengths and suggest where they should focus efforts.
- Provides the ability to show instructional next steps by state grade-level standard or topic, and learning statements to see what skills a student is ready to learn within each standard.
- Show or Hide Learning Statements and filtering – Hide learning statements to show standards or topics, or filter by specific standard or topic to focus instruction.
- Growth Goals: Set. Save. Review.
- Create and save growth or performance targets for each student for upcoming terms, and then return later to see if those goals were met.
- Use goals to move students to higher performance levels. Consider the growth needed to be successful on upcoming state or college assessments, and then challenge the student to go above and beyond.
- Growth Over Time: Your resource for effective parent and student conversations.
- Displays all longitudinal data for a student by providing multiple years of student data with growth goals over a background that shows normative quintiles.
- Clicking on a test event shows instructional area scores and test duration.
- Located at the bottom of the Student Profile report, which you will find on the MAP Reports page within the section named “Next-Generation Reports.” Log in to MAP to check out the Student Profile report, or learn more about MAP Reports here.