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2015 MAP Comparative Data to Inform Instructional Decisions

All U.S. States

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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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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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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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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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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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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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CICS West Belden Provides a Truly Personalized Experience with MAP Skills

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CICS West Belden in Chicago has embraced personalized learning and integrated technology, formative assessment, and progress monitoring tools into each classroom. Each student has individual skills to work on in...

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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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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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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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Effects of Item Bank Design and Item Selection Methods on Content Balance and Efficiency in Computerized Adaptive Reading Tests with Mix of Short and Long Passages Aligned to Common Core State Standards

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This paper was presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, April 2015 in Chicago IL.  Author: Shudong Wang

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End-of-Course Assessments

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Overview of the End-of-Course Assessments that are included in the standard MAP license.