Product Update

Course-specific Math norms and reporting updates

Blog Post created by Product Update on May 13, 2020

With the July 2020 software release, we will be updating a number of MAP Growth reports to incorporate course-specific math test results and related user norms data.

 

Report updates will group results by class, subject, and course so course-specific math results will be easily differentiated from general MAP Growth math test results.

 

The user norms for Geometry, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2, that were released in August 2019, will also be incorporated into reporting.

 

Note that course-specific math results will not be included in the Student Profile report or the Family Report as of the July 2020 release.  If course-specific data is available in the system, users will see a notification near the top of the Student Profile stating that data is available in other MAP Growth reports, such as the Class Report.

Partners who are not familiar with the course-specific math assessments, available as part of your MAP Growth license, can contact your NWEA Account Manager for more details.

 

In short, they are math tests aligned to high school standards and are intended for use with students taking high school math courses including Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and Integrated Math. Course-specific tests:

  • are intended to measure growth for students currently taking the relevant course
  • can be administered up to three times a year
  • have an accompanying Learning Continuum report

 

Note that the reporting changes to group results by course will be implemented across all MAP Growth tests. Each test will be assigned to a course which is reflected in reporting as course-level groupings (i.e., Math K-12, Algebra 1, Geometry, Reading K-12).

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