The NWEA Maps assessment is being used at the high school level for grades 9 and 10 for the 2017-18 school year.
Some information about the Maps assessment:
MAP® Growth™ measures what students know and informs what they’re ready to learn next.
By dynamically adjusting to each student’s performance, MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures performance—whether a student performs on, above, or below grade level. Timely, easy-to-use reports help teachers teach, students learn, and administrators lead.
MAP Growth tests begin with a question appropriate for the student’s grade level, then dynamically adapt throughout the test in response to student performance. This progressive refinement allows MAP Growth to challenge top performers without overwhelming students whose skills are below grade level.
MAP Growth reveals how much growth has occurred between testing events and, when combined with our norms, shows projected proficiency. Educators can track growth through the school year and over multiple years.
MAP® Growth™ measures student performance with our RIT scale—the most stable, mature scale in the industry. Like centimeters on a ruler, it measures in equal intervals, regardless of a student’s grade or performance—and it remains stable over time. This gives you an accurate measure of student performance, regardless of whether they’re performing on, above, or below grade level.
Teachers use a student’s RIT score to:
- zoom in on a student’s missing skills with MAP® Skills™
- connect to instructional resources aligned to student RIT scores
- track longitudinal growth over a student’s entire career
- group students for differentiated instruction based on RIT score ranges
- inform lesson planning based on what instructional areas student RIT scores reveal them to be ready to learn
- set growth goals with students
For more information on the assessment, visit:
Parent resource: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/