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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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Comprehensive Assessment Planning

Washington

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North Mason Schools began using MAP assessments in 2007, testing 2nd through 8th graders three times a year to assess their readiness for state exams. But individual schools and classrooms...

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Data-Driven Instruction Earns a Rural District National Acclaim

Michigan

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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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2015 MAP Comparative Data to Inform Instructional Decisions

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When you’re armed with MAP® Growth interim assessment data, you’re better prepared to meet your students when and where they need you most. You can use our comparative data for MAP...

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Accessibility and Accommodations FAQ

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NWEA™ is committed to making our products accessible for all students. Various accommodations and accessibility features for MAP® Growth assessments ensure that all students can benefit from assessment activities. Download the...

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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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NWEA Guidance on the Creation of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)

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Not only do the definitions of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) vary across the country, but the requirements for the content of SLOs vary as well, with some more aligned than...

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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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Private Schools Monitor Early Learning with CPAA

California

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Fairmont Schools, a private school network in California, began using the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment™ (CPAA™) in 2009 and currently uses it at all four of its primary schools to...

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Building a Culture of Success

Minnesota

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MAP Growth Case study Wayzata, MN High schools used MAP Math 6+ to help measure progress and evaluate program effectiveness. Wayzata high school offers a rigorous math program in which...

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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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An Application of Propensity Score Stratification Using Multilevel Models: Do Charter Schools Make a Difference in Student Achievement and Growth?

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Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education. By Yun Xiang and Shudong Wang

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Student Test-Taking Effort and the Assessment of Student Growth in Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness

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Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Francisco, CA, April, 2013. Authors: Steven L. Wise, Lingling Ma, John Cronin, Robert...

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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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An Investigation of the Relationship between Time of Testing and Test-Taking Effort

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This study investigated the relationships between when a test is administered and the amount of test-taking effort exhibited by examinees. Three time-related variables were investigated: the time of year the...

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