MAP® Growth™ is a critical part of a school’s healthy ecosystem. This interim assessment—administered up to three times a year—establishes a baseline for students’ learning and provides insight on how to foster growth. Learn more about the science behind the assessment, hear about teachers’ experiences implementing the data in their classroom, and find resources for families who want more clarity and involvement.
Since semester breaks are the time that I set aside to “catch up” on all of the reading that I have missed during the semester, last week, I sorted through the professional journals stacked …
Author: Virginia "Jenny" Williams
Topics: MAP Growth
One of the benefits of getting interim assessment data from MAP is that teachers can use the information to create flexible groups to support student learning needs. But are these groups a good idea? …
Topics: MAP Growth, Classroom tips
Friendship Education Foundation operates two schools in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools. Our two campuses are identified as turnaround schools in our state. Turnaround schools are …
Author: Dr. Tanya R. Green
Topics: MAP Growth, Assessment basics
While the process of setting Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) varies across states, one thing is clear: developing high quality SLOs is no easy task. Among other challenges, districts need to make …
Author: Nikkie Zanevsky
Topics: MAP Growth, Research & thought leadership, Classroom tips
Measures 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 …
Author: John Wood
Can a computerized assessment, such as MAP, measure expressive language skills? This is an important question, since the ability to express ideas is one of the major indicators for College and Career …
Before I address the question, indulge me while I set some context by discussing NAEP scores. As you know, 2015 NAEP scores showed a pretty broad-based decline breaking a trend of small increases …
Topics: MAP Growth, Research & thought leadership
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