Use Data to Drive Growth

Gain a deeper understanding of what your students know and need to learn. Using the MAP Suite helps you to more effectively address instructional needs and gaps in skills.

In workshops delivered on-site or virtually, you’ll cover the basics of the assessments in MAP Suite, practice using each one, and apply the results within a collaborative environment. You’ll learn how to use the data to support goal setting, lesson planning, interventions, and more.

MAP Growth

Online MAP Growth Basics

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the purpose of MAP Growth and the data it provides
  • Identify ways to integrate MAP Growth reports and data into instruction
  • Leverage planning tools and additional resources to help build expertise

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Virtual MAP Growth Basics

What you’ll learn

  • Learn about key MAP Growth characteristics
  • Find out how to prepare students to do their personal best on MAP Growth
  • Experience the test as both student and proctor

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On-Site MAP Growth Basics

What you’ll learn

  • How to administer assessments for the first time
  • How to access your MAP Growth data
  • How to use MAP Growth data to engage students and optimize learning

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Virtual Applying Reports

What you’ll learn

Session One: Connecting MAP Growth Scores to Student Learning

  • Understand how MAP Growth RIT scores measure achievement and help identify students’ levels of instructional readiness
  • Identify ways to use MAP Growth data to flexibly group students
  • Access, interpret, and apply MAP Growth data
  • Analyze MAP Growth data to support planning and instruction

Session Two: Student Growth and Goal Setting

  • Build on practices that use growth projection data and learning statements to engage students in setting academic goals
  • Identify ways to use MAP Growth data to flexibly group students
  • Access and interpret growth data and apply it to student instruction
  • Explore reports and resources to support sharing performance and growth data with students and parents

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On-Site Applying Reports

What you’ll learn

Essential Reports for Teachers

  • Access, interpret, and apply key MAP Growth reports used by teachers and instructional coaches
  • Meet individual student’s needs by identifying targeted instructional groups based on MAP Growth goal-area data
  • Boost differentiation efforts by connecting groups of students to skills in the learning continuum

Essential Reports for Primary Teachers

  • Access, interpret, and apply key MAP Growth K–2 reports used by teachers and instructional coaches
  • Identify which assessments and reports to use for status, growth, and diagnostic data
  • Boost differentiation efforts by connecting groups of students to skills in the learning continuum

Essential Reports for Administrators

  • Access, interpret, and apply key MAP Growth reports used by school and district administrators
  • Develop and nurture a culture of using data regularly to inform decisions
  • Use MAP Growth data to make decisions that inform school improvement planning and resource allocation

Student Goal Setting and Growth

  • Access, interpret, and apply student growth data using the Achievement Status and Growth reports
  • Develop student learning goals using growth projections and learning statements
  • Engage students in goal setting and build shared ownership of data with students and parents

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Virtual Informing Instruction

What you’ll learn

Session One: Differentiation and Responsive Planning for Instruction

  • Build a shared understanding of differentiated instruction
  • Use MAP Growth reports to gauge student readiness
  • Design responsible instructional plans by integrating standards, MAP Growth data, and local curriculum
  • Identify instructional resources you can use to target diverse learning needs

Session Two: Applying Responsive Planning for Instruction

  • Build on an understanding of responsive planning
  • Debrief on the application of a responsive instructional plan created in Session One
  • Explore topics such as flexible grouping, formative assessment, and integrating Khan Academy resources

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On-Site Informing Instruction

What you’ll learn

Differentiating Instruction

  • Build a shared understanding of differentiated instruction
  • Use MAP Growth reports to gauge student readiness
  • Identify instructional resources you can use to target diverse learning needs

Responsive Planning for Instruction

  • Design responsive instructional plans by integrating standards, MAP Growth data, and local curriculum
  • Engage with topics of interest, such as formative assessment or flexible grouping, to deepen your understanding of instructional planning

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Virtual Focusing on Growth

What you’ll learn

Session One: Investigating Growth

  • Build a shared understanding of the language typically used to talk about student growth
  • Use NWEA resources to explain how growth is measured and reported
  • Engage in a data conversation using your own data

Session Two: District and School Goal Setting

  • Use MAP Growth reports to help analyze student context and set growth goals
  • Use MAP Growth data and resources to set goals at different levels (district, school, grade, class, and student) that support school or district improvement plans

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On-Site Focusing on Growth

What you’ll learn

Investigating Growth

  • Gain a deeper understanding of growth and how it’s reported through MAP Growth
  • Build a framework to better understand growth over time and how it can impact goal setting at all levels
  • Analyze longitudinal MAP Growth data more deeply using relevant tools and coaching protocols

District and School Goal Setting

  • Establish a common language for discussing goals
  • Use MAP Growth tools to set goals that support school or district improvement plans
  • Incorporate your unique contextual factors into goal setting

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Small-Team Blended Learning

What you’ll learn

  • How to apply MAP Growth data immediately in the classroom
  • Address specific questions that need attention at different times of the school year

Specific questions these sessions can answer:

  • Partnering with families through conferences: How do I communicate with families about results?
  • Responsive lesson planning: How should I adjust my instruction?
  • Strategies for growth: How are my students doing?
  • Goal setting with students: How can I involve students in setting academic goals?

These experiences are designed for teacher teams (up to 12 teachers at a time) within a school day. Each topic blends a short facilitator-led session with online learning and team collaboration—before and after—to reinforce and deepen learning. Each experience also includes an optional coaching protocol to support teams in giving and getting feedback as they try new strategies.

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MAP Reading Fluency

Online MAP Reading Fluency Basics

What you’ll learn

  • Discover what makes MAP Reading Fluency such a powerful classroom tool
  • Experience why students love MAP Reading Fluency and what the assessment looks like from their perspective
  • Learn the steps you can take to ensure a successful testing experience
  • Preview the valuable insights you’ll receive once testing is complete

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Virtual MAP Reading Fluency Basics

What you’ll learn

  • Discover what makes MAP Reading Fluency such a powerful classroom tool
  • Experience why students love MAP Reading Fluency and what the assessment looks like from their perspective
  • Learn the steps you can take to ensure a successful testing experience
  • Preview the valuable insights you’ll receive once testing is complete

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On-Site MAP Reading Fluency Basics

What you’ll learn

  • Understand how MAP Reading Fluency benefits teachers and students
  • Administer the assessment to a classroom of students
  • Connect the evidence to early literacy skill acquisition

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Virtual MAP Reading Fluency: Essential Reports

What you’ll learn

  • Gain insight on how students are developing foundational reading skills
  • Connect how early reading development research supports and informs instruction
  • Use MAP Reading Fluency report data to determine key areas of instructional need
  • Communicate reading progress to stakeholders using MAP Reading Fluency data

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On-Site MAP Reading Fluency: Essential Reports

What you’ll learn

  • Dive into key reports and resources to support young readers at various levels
  • Use individual student data and class reports to differentiate reading instruction
  • Guide students and parents in understanding evidence from the assessment

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On-Site MAP Reading Fluency: Informing Instruction

What you’ll learn

  • Identify the goal progression for learners to develop reading fluency with understanding
  • Align instructional practice with early reading development to differentiate effectively
  • Connect evidence to support instructional decision-making

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MAP Accelerator

Online Introduction to MAP Accelerator

This on-demand module is designed with busy educators in mind and can be completed in about 20 minutes.

What you’ll learn

  • Discover what makes MAP Reading Fluency such a powerful classroom tool
  • Experience why students love MAP Reading Fluency and what the assessment looks like from their perspective
  • Learn the steps you can take to ensure a successful testing experience
  • Preview the valuable insights you’ll receive once testing is complete

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Virtual Getting Started with MAP Accelerator

This session will help you deeply understand the value MAP Accelerator will bring to you and your students.

What you’ll learn

  • Identify the value and capabilities of MAP Accelerator
  • Articulate different ways to use MAP Accelerator
  • Learn the steps you can take to ensure a successful testing experience
  • Plan an implementation model for your classroom that supports student success with MAP Accelerator

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On-Site Getting Started with MAP Accelerator

This session will help you deeply understand the value MAP Accelerator will bring to you and your students.

What you’ll learn

  • Identify the value and capabilities of MAP Accelerator
  • Articulate different ways to use MAP Accelerator
  • Learn the steps you can take to ensure a successful testing experience
  • Plan an implementation model for your classroom that supports student success with MAP Accelerator

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Virtual MAP Accelerator: Using Results in the Classroom

Learn hands-on strategies for using MAP Accelerator in your classroom after administering MAP Growth.

What you’ll learn

  • Use MAP Growth and MAP Accelerator report data to enhance student progress
  • Plan instructional strategies to support students

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Virtual MAP Accelerator: Setting Goals with Students

Take the final step. Explore how MAP Accelerator can help with student goal setting and guide instructional practices that sustain growth through the year. Two MAP Growth test seasons with MAP Accelerator are recommended before taking this learning.

What you’ll learn

  • Use MAP Accelerator data to plan for individual student goal setting
  • Use data to plan instruction that sustains student growth and progress

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On-Site MAP Accelerator: Setting Goals with Students

Take the final step. Explore how MAP Accelerator can help with student goal setting and guide instructional practices that sustain growth through the year. Two MAP Growth test seasons with MAP Accelerator are recommended before taking this learning.

What you’ll learn

  • Use MAP Accelerator data to plan for individual student goal setting
  • Use data to plan instruction that sustains student growth and progress

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What are my students learning?

Take the next step to engage students and encourage growth with NWEA Formative Assessment Professional Learning.

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What are my students learning?

Take the next step to engage students and encourage growth with NWEA Formative Assessment Professional Learning.

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