• Should I look at Fall-Spring or Spring-Spring growth to determine if students have met ideal growth?

    Should I look at Fall-Spring or Spring-Spring growth to determine if students have met ideal growth?   What if students meet Fall-Spring goals but not Spring-Spring, etc.?
    Christina Lancaster
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  • MAP Growth Conditional Growth Index

    We often hear questions from partners like the one below concerning the Conditional Growth Index. If you have any feedback you would like to share or additional questions to ask please reply to this discussi...
    jane.nuessen@nwea.org
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  • How Can You Build Your own Professional Learning Network (PLN)?

    Revisiting this topic at a time of the year in which we often look for support from our colleague as we approach the final testing season of the year.    I've always felt that work is more product...
    jane.nuessen@nwea.org
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  • How long does it take students to complete MAP Growth assessments?

    This is a question that NWEA consultants often get asked by partners.  Since there is no time limit for how long students can take to complete NWEA assessments the true answer is "it varies".  Howe...
    jane.nuessen@nwea.org
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  • Concepts of print

    I have noticed that our lower grades have scored somewhat lower on the subcategory "Concepts of Print" on the MAP Growth Reading test. Can you please provide some details about what sorts of questions these would be? ...
    Diane Williamson
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  • MAP Growth Report Availability

    How long does it take for MAP Growth reports to become available?
    Jessica Gustafson
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  • What “Dancing with the Stars” Teaches Us About Balancing Growth and Proficiency

    Melissa Bain supports Illinois State and Government Partnerships for NWEA. She works directly with the Board of Education, Governor’s, and City of Chicago Mayor’s office, as well as key district and state ...
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  • NWEA for CI Students

    Is it appropriate for a special ed teacher for students who are CI to use NWEA MAP Growth but out of grade level?  How should I respond to this teacher's request.   Thank you
    Julie Milewski
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  • 3 Reasons to Observe Your Students Taking MAP Growth

    Tami Hunter, Content Designer on the Professional Learning Design team at NWEA, shares her experience as a 5th grade teacher watching her students take the MAP Growth test.  Read her Teach. Learn. Grow. post to f...
    jane.nuessen@nwea.org
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  • 5 Fall MAP Growth Testing Tips from Teachers on Instagram

    Check out this Teach. Learn. Grow. blog from Nikkie Zanevsky.  She consolidated great ideas shared earlier in the year on Instagram related to growth, goal setting, and building a positive classroom communit...
    jane.nuessen@nwea.org
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  • By attending NWEA sponsered Professional Development are tools and tabs added to an attendees Map Growth teacher dashboard? And is this the only way to get those tools?

    I've used NWEA for 6 years in my district. I recently heard that NWEA PD is recorded by the NWEA company and I heard a rumour that there are some cool new tool that will be added to your teacher dashboard if you atten...
    Jeff Byrne
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  • MAP resources to support a successful start to the school year!

    Are you looking for some resources to support your use of the MAP Suite assessments as you kick off the new school year?  Below are some links that you might find useful as you prepare for the first assessment.&#...
    jane.nuessen@nwea.org
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  • Does anyone know how to delete a resource that was uploaded to course for practice?

    I am playing around with the Proctor Quick Start course, and the box in the bottom right had an 'Upload' option, so I uploaded one of my own district resource docs for our proctors.  But it was just for practice,...
    Christina Mattioli
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  • 5 best Professional Learning Practices

    Check out the interview with NWEA's own Kathy Dyer featured in the eSchool News article. "How to deliver PL that really works".  Kathy serves the Professional Learning Design Team as the Manag...
    jane.nuessen@nwea.org
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  • Data Analysis and Collaboration

    As your school year winds down and testing is drawing to a close what type of data analysis activities are you doing?  Are these activities being done individually, as a group collaboration or both?  Please ...
  • How do you use MAP Growth or MAP Skills data to help with instructional planning?

    How do you use MAP Growth or MAP Skills data to help with instructional planning for your How do you use MAP Growth or MAP Skills data to help with instructional planning for your ELL students? Struggling st...
    Marziah Karch
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  • Tell us how your faculty inspires the student body prior to testing

    Do you have examples of how faculty members have inspired their students and student body prior to MAP Growth Testing?   Please list them here
    Marziah Karch
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  • Why do the scores after testing differ from the scores online?

    Why do the scores after testing differ from the scores online for the MAP Growth assessments? A teacher came to me today stating that the scores she wrote down from students' testing screens were slightly higher than ...
    Jessica Gustafson
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  • Where can I find the MAP administration resources?

    I want to download the Making Connections Worksheet- MAP Growth form the new MAP administration workbook, but I cant find on the site. According to the footnote on the sheet, it should be available in the MAP Administ...
    Sara Vasquez
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  • Digital Materials: A change in our habits of practice

    As many of our participants have already experienced, NWEA is moving away from Pen-Pencil-Workbooks and developing our skills at using our usual and customary devices to interact over learning and content.  This ...
    Tim Neville
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