Linking the Smarter Balanced Assessments to NWEA MAP Growth Assessments

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 Consortium (Smarter Balanced) English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics tests. You can use this valuable information to see where your students are now, develop growth goals for the coming year, and create instructional strategies to meet them.

We’ve also provided information about classification accuracy of the estimated MAP Growth cut scores along with a series of tables that estimate the probability of receiving a Level 3 or higher score on the Smarter Balanced assessments, based on the observed MAP Growth scores taken during the same school year. A detailed description of the data and analysis method used in this study is provided in the Appendix.


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