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MAP Testing: A Guide for Parents. Escondido Union School District 2012-2013. Today’s Focus. 1) Understanding NWEA MAP 2) Reading Reports 3) Helping Your Child Succeed. The Score Rasch UnIT (RIT). The Organization Northwest Evaluation Association NWEA (Portland, OR). The Test

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MAP Testing:

A Guide for Parents

Escondido Union School District

2012-2013


Today s focus
Today’s Focus

  • 1) Understanding NWEA MAP

  • 2) Reading Reports

  • 3) Helping Your Child Succeed


Nwea language

The Score

Rasch UnIT

(RIT)

The Organization

Northwest Evaluation Association

NWEA

(Portland, OR)

The Test

Measure of Academic Progress

(MAP)

Understanding NWEA MAP

NWEA Language

“The student took the NWEA MAP test and got a RIT of 230.”


What map measures

Math

Reading

Language (grammar and usage)

What MAP Measures

Understanding NWEA MAP

RIT Scores


Nuts bolts

Understanding NWEA MAP

Nuts & Bolts

  • Being implemented in ALL schools in EUSD.

  • Given 3 times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring).

  • A computerized test (multiple choice format):

    • 42 -64 questions per test.

    • Untimed: Approximately 50 minutes per test.

  • Test will adjust in difficulty based on student answers. (optimal test: 50% of questions correct; 50% incorrect)

  • Aligned to State Standards.

  • Shows progress over time (season-to-season & year-to-year).


  • Reading Reports

    After your student takes the tests,

    teachers will have access to detailed reports.

    These reports can be shared with students and parents.

    * * *

    Reports Compare:

    1. How your child compares to the last time they took the test.

    2. How your child compares to the other students in the district.

    3. How your child compares to the other students around the country.

    4. Growth your child is expected to make.


    Reading Reports

    “Student Progress Report”

    Teachers can send home a report that looks like this.

    Parents can also request this report.


    Reading Reports

    Expected Growth

    National Comparison

    District Comparison

    Student Growth


    Reading Reports

    National Comparison

    Expected Growth

    District Comparison

    Student Growth


    Helping Your Child Succeed

    • Understand that these tests are important and should be taken seriously.

    • Help your child get plenty of rest in the night(s) before the test.

    • Students should eat well the morning of the test(s).

    • Set goals & share the results with students and other family members.

    • Contact the teacher with any questions/ concerns.


    Any Questions?

    For more information, visit:

    www.NWEA.org


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