Post-Test & Reports
Am I responsible for teaching to all of the different levels in my classroom?
- NWEA reports provide you with good instructional information that allows you to differentiate your instruction as well and as often as possible.
- RCAB School Assessment Coaches will be participating in an Applying Reports PD Session in November 2015. During this 3 day workshop Assessment Coaches will learn how to utilize MAP data to differentiate instruction. They will bring this learning back to their schools and instruct their teachers on differentiating using MAP data.
- Click here to find more Instructional Resources for MAP: https://www.nwea.org/assessments/map/instructional-resources-map/
What type of questions are on the test?
- MAP assessments provide a broad range of Depth of Knowledge (DOK) levels.
- NWEA offers new item types in Common Core MAP. These items provide students with a more authentic and engaging test experience that also offers a deeper assessment of standards.
- Click the following link to view some of the new item types: https://support.nwea.org/node/16607
- The MAP is also aligned with the MA CCSS. You can view the goal structures and content here https://support.nwea.org/our-research/state-information?state=MA
Does a student’s lack of experience taking a computer based test impact their score?
- All test scores are estimates of a student’s true score. We can estimate the range in which we think a student’s true score likely falls. Student RIT scores are always reported with an associated Standard Error of Measure (SEM), with the SEM often presented as a range of scores around a student’s observed RIT score.
- Standard error may be slightly higher for some students who take MAP for the first time. We recommend students who are new to MAP take the Test Warm-up before their first administration of MAP or MPG.
- For more details about Standard Error of Measure Download the NWEA-Assessment Integrity-eBook: https://www.nwea.org/content/uploads/2015/07/NWEA-Assessment-Integrity-eBook.pdf
Does MAP have a College Readiness Alignment?
- Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) has completed a study to predict performance on the ACT® achievement tests in reading and mathematics using scores on the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) assessments for reading and mathematics for students in grades 5 through 9. The study identified cut-scores on MAP that correspond to published college readiness benchmarks on the ACT and provided a set of tables to help teachers and parents gauge, in a timely manner, whether a student is on track in his or her preparation for college success.
- See more at: https://www.nwea.org/resources/map-college-readiness-benchmarks/#sthash.PqVJujOJ.dpuf