The MAP Growth theory of action describes key features of MAP Growth and its position in a comprehensive assessment system.
By: Patrick Meyer, Michael Dahlin
Products: MAP Growth
Topics: Equity, Measurement & scaling, Test design
MAP Growth linking studies: Intended uses, methodology, and recent studies
This document presents the intended uses and methodology of the MAP Growth linking studies, a description of the results provided in the linking study reports, and a summary of the recent linking studies conducted by NWEA to incorporate the new 2020 norms.
By: Ann Hu
Products: MAP Growth
MAP Reading Fluency theory of action
The MAP Reading Fluency theory of action shows the hypothesized mechanisms of change and intermediate goals leading to the overarching goal of helping all students read fluently with comprehension.
By: Mary Ann Simpson
Products: MAP Reading Fluency
Topics: Equity, Measurement & scaling
User guide for interpreting the NWEA state dashboard: Exploring the educational impacts of COVID-19
This guide explains the analyses, statistics, terms, and data included in the NWEA state dashboard, Exploring the Educational Impacts of COVID-19.
By: Greg King
Topics: COVID-19 & schools, Innovations in reporting & assessment
MAP Growth Goal Explorer User’s Guide
This user’s guide for the MAP Growth Goal Explorer describes how to use this interactive tool, the benchmarks it uses to provide context on student growth goals, a framework for goal setting, instructions for how to download information from the tool, and answers to frequently asked questions.
By: Dave Moyer
Topics: COVID-19 & schools, Empowering educators, Innovations in reporting & assessment
NWEA 2020 MAP Growth Achievement Status and Growth Norms for Students and Schools
The 2020 MAP Growth Norms report presents mathematics, reading, language arts and science achievement and growth patterns for students attending public schools across the U.S. It includes details on the methodological approach, information on MAP Growth assessments, the tested student population and post-stratification weighting, growth modeling, and implications of the study for research and practice, as well as tables showing student and school status and growth norms, status percentiles, growth distributions, and growth percentiles
Topics: Growth modeling, Measurement & scaling
Technical appendix for The COVID-19 slide: What summer learning loss can tell us about the potential impact of school closures on student academic achievement
This technical appendix outlines the methodology behind the projections in the NWEA research white paper, The COVID-19 slide: What summer learning loss can tell us about the potential impact of school closures on student academic achievement.
By: Megan Kuhfeld, Beth Tarasawa
Topics: COVID-19 & schools, Equity, Seasonal learning patterns & summer loss