Fall 2017 NWEA results Arriving via Email On 9/22

On September 22nd you will be sent an email regarding access to your student’s NWEA MAP or MPG fall assessment scores.  These assessments provide our teachers with great data that helps inform their instruction.  The NWEA MAP Assessment is adaptive, which means that the questions become harder or easier based on the answers chosen by the student. The assessments measure growth and readiness, not academic achievement. They show us what a student is “ready to learn” within the subjects of reading and math, as well as language (grades 3-5).  As you read your student’s assessment results please consider accessing the district’s NWEA parent/guardian resource page, which includes information and videos that walk you through each report: http://www1.ccs.k12.in.us/district/academics/nwea.

What is the MAP Growth test? Learn more  in the video below or by visiting the NWEA Parent Toolkit


Twelve Common Questions Parents Ask

NWEA’s National Norms provide context as to where your student is performing on the RIT scale.  The RIT score helps illuminate what a student knows, is ready to learn, and is projected to achieve. The RIT scale is correlated with nationally normed mean grade level performance.  A student’s percentile ranking shows you where the student fell nationally compared to students in the same grade level.

It is important to note that not all students will make their projected RIT score, in fact on average 50%-60% of the 8 to 10 million students who take the MAP and MPG do not meet their projected RIT scores.  The projected RIT score is an estimate, not an expectation.  This projected RIT (estimate) helps us put growth into context, as well as set goals for the student.  The great thing about the MAP and MPG is that it allows us to measure growth over time! For more information on students meeting the projected RIT scores you can reference the following NWEA blogs: (http://bit.ly/1KKJTxm,  http://bit.ly/1KKKoaJ)

Please remember that MAP Growth is just a snapshot of your student, and we use a variety of formative assessments to get a full and on-going picture of a student and differentiate instruction for student growth.

As you review the assessment data and have questions I encourage you to access the district NWEA page and the NWEA Parent Toolkit first, then contact your student’s teacher if you have further questions.  Thank you for your ongoing partnership and support!

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