When Blue Valley School District, the fourth largest district in Kansas, noticed their assessment product for younger learners wasn’t meeting all their needs, they switched to MAP® Growth™ K–2 and couldn’t quite believe the difference it made. After just two years, Blue Valley saw impressive results: the percentage of kindergarteners meeting math and reading growth targets increased in a majority of schools.
MAP Growth K–2 can help you meet the needs of your early learners, too. Here are four reasons to make it part of your assessment toolbox:
- It’s a reliable growth measure. MAP Growth K–2 measures each student’s performance, regardless of whether they are on, above, or below grade level. Teachers can then use this growth measure data to inform instruction and track a student’s growth over time, either through the school year or over multiple years. When combined with our growth norms, MAP Growth K–2 data shows projected proficiency
- It helps assess for placement. Screening assessments provide teachers with baseline information for students in the earliest stages of learning to help support placement decisions. Teachers can assess early literacy and numeracy at the beginning and end of the school year
- It lets teachers check skills. Skills checklists can help teachers assess how well their students know specific skills and concepts, before or after teaching them. This information can help them focus instruction to support student growth
- It allows educators to make data-driven decisions. MAP Growth K–2 helps administrators determine program and resource needs and allocation, and it allows teachers to set goals for students and classrooms
Whether you’re looking to empower teachers, understand your early learners’ academic needs, or accurately predict student proficiency, MAP Growth K–2 can help. Read our MAP Growth K–2 fact sheet to learn more.