With back-to-school and fall testing in our rear-view mirrors, it’s a good time to look ahead at what’s coming next. The following updates to MAP® Growth™ are effective October 15, 2018. Since you may be the only recipient of this email within your district, we encourage you to forward this on to teachers and others who might benefit from this information. You can also find details of current and past partner updates in our community.
New Desmos calculators
To ensure students spend less time navigating technology and more time solving math and science problems during an assessment, we embedded a new easy-to-use Desmos calculator into MAP Growth and practice tests. As an added benefit, the calculator is also accessible to blind and visually impaired students, ensuring they have the same opportunities as their peers.
Desmos Scientific Calendar Desmos Basic Calendar
School Assessment Coordinator receives school-level report access
The School Assessment Coordinator role will become the first school-level role to have access to operational reports in MAP Growth, enabling them to better assist with testing logistics within a school. This role will also have access to school MAP Growth reports, similar to the Administrator role. Click here after October 15 to learn more about this School Assessment Coordinator.
Student Quick Search Update
To help you quickly pinpoint a student’s results, when you search by name or Student ID, the Student Quick Search will now include the Student Profile Report in the Report Type.
Updated MAP to Khan Academy
Correlating RIT ranges to Khan Academy videos and exercises is useful for targeting learning in each student’s zone of proximal development and can be used in conjunction with flexible student groupings. Access the latest exercises at NWEA® Connection.
New additions: science and early learning in RIT to Concepts
The new science and early learning vocabulary and concepts lists in NWEA Connection can be used to enhance instruction by reinforcing words and concepts within a given RIT range. The concepts correspond directly to the learning statements and can better suggest when a topic might be a focus for instruction.
Support added for new Apple OS and browser versions
Partners can now update the OS of their Apple products, and use recently purchased Apple products that came with these updates, including Apple’s iOS12, MacOS 10.14 Mojave, and Safari 12.0 for:
- MAP Growth, including MAP Growth K-2
- State Summative
- MAP Skills
We’re here when you need us—contact Partner Support
Need help? If the issue you’re experiencing isn’t urgent, consider submitting your question through our form in the NWEA Connection community. You’ll receive a response within 24 hours from one of our helpful Partner Support representatives. You may also choose to chat with us or call us directly at 877-469-3287.