The Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) K – 12 interim assessment provides essential information about a student’s continuum of learning and growth trajectory. MAP provides real-time information that helps teachers teach, students learn, and administrators lead. Many schools use MAP in fall, winter, and spring for a consistent longitudinal measure of student growth. It offers a clear picture of your students’ learning and college readiness, regardless of whether scores on your state summative assessment show drops in proficiency. (And speaking of college readiness, use your MAP scores to learn more about colleges with our College Explorer tool for students in grades 5-9.)
As fall testing concludes, teachers will be thinking about how best to use the actionable assessment data that comes from MAP. Many of the reports that MAP delivers are valuable — and here are the top 10 that help teachers take advantage of assessment data.
- Student Profile – Makes data easy to understand; a snapshot of performance compared to national norms and projected proficiency on state summative tests; instructional areas module where educators need to focus instruction for the student; use to set and track growth goals over the school term.
- Student Progress Report – Engages students and parents by outlining areas of strength and concern; use to communicate about a student’s term-to-term growth; and use to compare a student’s RIT scores to the district’s mean score.
- Class Report – Quickly assesses student performance by class; use to compare classroom performance to national norms; use to determine breadth of instructional needs across a class.
- Class Report by RIT – Demonstrates a breakdown of student performance by subject in a class; use to differentiate instruction.
- Class Breakdown by Goal – Use to differentiate instruction and create skill-based workgroups; links to learning statements in our interactive MAP Learning Continuum.
- Achievement Status and Growth Summary – Determines who needs intervention or enrichment; use to inform growth goals with students and compare actual growth to goals; use to monitor student growth by class.
- Learning Continuum – Access learning statements via our interactive MAP Learning Continuum; use to see what students are ready to learn; use to quickly differentiate instruction; use to create skill-based workgroups.
- Student Goal Setting Worksheet – Use to engage students in learning via explaining areas of strength and concern; use to set context regarding comparison with other students (district and nationwide); use to create student action plan.
- Class Breakdown by Projected Proficiency – Identifies students for interventions; use to predict proficiency on state standards; use to predict college readiness as measured against ACT® benchmarks for students grade 5+.
- Student Report: Skills Checklist – Monitors skill-specific performance and progress for primary grades students.
NWEA recently updated MAP reports which now better visualize, consolidate, and coordinate assessment data to make it easier for educators to interpret and apply the rich information they get from MAP assessments. These new reports were just one of several recent MAP innovations that led to a Best of Show honor at ISTE. As the school year unfolds and teachers prepare for fall MAP testing, these reports will help them move student learning forward.