If you’re like me, you might be wondering, “Where did fall go?!?”. Schools are always busy handling new challenges, and before you know it, three months of the school year are gone! And while you know great teaching and great learning have been happening within your classrooms—academically, socially, and behaviorally—can you prove it?
MAP Growth winter testing provides you with an opportunity to peek into the learning process and check on how much growth is evident. The assessment results from Fall to Winter can help schools answer questions like:
- How effective are the programs and practices we use with our students?
- What’s not working?
- Do my academic groupings need to change?
Schools that just choose to have a Fall and Spring MAP test session can often be disappointed when they don’t see enough growth; and by springtime, it’s typically too late change anything before the school year is over. A winter test session allows districts to make educational changes to pacing, content, and pedagogy, AND it gives schools enough time for these changes to be evident by the end of the school year.
Here are the four reports I start with after winter testing to help influence my approach for the rest of the school year.
The Achievement Status and Growth Quadrant Report
The Achievement Status and Growth Summary Report: Fall to Winter
The Achievement Status and Growth Projection Report: Winter to Spring
No matter how long you’ve been a MAP partner, make time to build your knowledge by using the tools or connecting with other MAP partner schools here in the community! Here’s to the continuance of an amazing school year filled with growth and success for all your learners.
Candi Fowler is a school principal in NH and has been a MAP partner since 2005. She also works virtually with NWEA as a professional learning consultant helping partner schools on their MAP learning journey.