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MAP Growth Science for use with Next Generation Science Standards

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MAP Growth Science provides valuable data for teachers on the science knowledge students possess and supports learners as they aspire towards STEM- or STEAM-focused areas

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A Parent’s Guide to MAP Growth

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A Parent’s Guide to MAP Growth An easy-to-use handout for teachers and parents to understand commonly asked questions and facilitate conversations about MAP Growth assessments. Translated versions of the Parent’s...

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How young learners excel at this Ohio charter school

Ohio

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Stepstone Academy is a Cleveland-based, urban charter school with an innovative blended learning model. Stepstone’s leaders knew they needed a research-based assessment like MAP Growth K-2 to support differentiation and...

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Data-Driven Instruction Earns a Rural District National Acclaim

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Bringing a school district from lagging to leading takes skill and a united vision. Over eight years, northern Michigan’s Crawford AuSable School District (CASD) has set itself apart by using...

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Pewaukee School District, Wisconsin – A district reaps rewards when it opts in for personalized assessment

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For more than a decade, Pewaukee School District Superintendent JoAnn Sternke has watched her district get better and better at its mission: opening the door to each student’s future. The...

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MAP Growth College Readiness Benchmarks Study

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NWEA™ has completed a study to predict performance on the ACT® achievement tests in reading and mathematics using scores on the MAP® Growth™ assessments for reading and mathematics for students...

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A High-Achieving District Recommits to High-Quality Assessment Practices

Michigan

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After first implementing MAP® Growth™ assessments in 2004, Novi Community School District’s engagement with MAP Growth ebbed and flowed. By the time R.J. Webber joined the district in 2010 as...

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Linking the Smarter Balanced Assessments to NWEA MAP Growth Assessments

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In this NWEA™ report, discover how the 3rd through 8th grade cut scores on MAP® Growth™ Reading and for Mathematics assessments correspond to the benchmarks on the Smarter Balanced Assessment...

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Validation of Longitudinal Achievement Constructs of Vertically Scaled Computerized Adaptive Tests: A Multiple-Indicator, Latent-Growth Modeling Approach

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Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education. By Shudong Wang, Hong Jiao and Liru Zhang

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The Effects of Mixture Distribution of Calibration Sample on the Accuracy of Rasch Item Parameter Estimations in Computerized Adaptive Tests

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Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). By Shudong Wang

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Construct Validity and Measurement Invariance of Computerized Adaptive Testing: Application to Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Using Confirmatory Factor Analysis

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There are many challenges to providing validity evidence for CAT tests because of its uniqueness compared to fixed form tests. This study, using real data, provides empirical evidence of construct...

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Westfield – Instituting Program Level Change

Indiana

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The Westfield-Washington Schools is located above the state capitol in Hamilton County, Indiana. This largely affluent and high-performing community has a K-12 population of 6,100, with six elementary (K-4) schools...

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An Investigation of Instructional Effects on Student Growth in Mathematics with Repeated Measures Using Computerized-Adaptive Tests

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This paper was presented at the 2012 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Annual Conference. By Liru Zhang and Shudong Wang

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