Update- 20 Minute MAP Growth in a Flash: Refresher for MAP Growth

Idea created by Jennifer Clairmont on Mar 25, 2020
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As we return from summer break or even at Winter or Spring testing and need those quick, brief, reminders about key MAP Growth points, could a "5 minute MAP in a Flash" Refresher for MAP Growth be added to the Professional Learning account as an option to just get a quick overview of key ideas.

This would be really handy to have in one, perhaps 10 minute video, but break it down by MAP Growth, MAP Fluency, and MAP Skills.

Here  are the most common "refresher" questions I get asked and that I made a MAP Quick Fact Sheet on:

Key points to include:

-MAP is NOT a mastery test

-MAP is adaptive (prep students for Growth Mindset & understanding importance of test)

MAP Test Durations

MAP Growth *half of students finish in these times- prepare for those that take longer!

MAP Growth # of Questions (all levels are adaptive)

Math K-1- varies because of adaptiveness

Math 2-5 & 6+ -about 50-53 questions

Science 5 & 8- 45 questions

*Growth tests can be broken up into multiple testing sessions

**Always refer to district re-testing policy for guidance on students who may need to take the tests again

RIT Scores

Minimum- 100

Max: 320 Reading & 350 Math

In summary, the RIT scale is:

• An achievement scale
• Accurate
• Equal interval
• Useful for measuring growth over time
• The same regardless of the grade or age of the student

RIT stands for Rasch UnIT, which is a measurement scale developed to simplify the interpretation of test scores.

Valid Standard Error of Measure (SEM) for Growth and Screening tests for 2-5 & 6+ only (NOT K-2 tests)

• All Growth Tests: 1.0 - 5.5
• All Screening Tests: 1.0 - 7.6

Tests with an SEM outside of these ranges are considered invalid for reporting and growth. This does not include K-2 tests. For info on K-2 tests, see SEM does not invalidate MAP Growth K-2 tests.

Rapid Guessing: teacher must decide who to retest

• 10-29% is normal for rapid guessing

MAP Fluency (MRF):

NWEA Default Windows: Fall: 7/20 - 11/30,  Winter: 12/1 - 2/28 (2/29 on leap years),  Spring: 3/1 - 7/19, Summer: Spring

Note: While students up to grade 8 can be rostered to use MAP Reading Fluency, grade-level expectations are currently only reported up to the fifth-grade level for English and the third-grade level for Spanish.

Student Norms “Academic Peer Group”- (a.k.a.National Norming Grouping of Students) For Percentile Ranking of

Students are groups by the following:

1. Grade level of students in student information system
2. Same RIT band from BOY testing
3. Same number of weeks of instruction prior to testing
4. Same subject (math, reading, science, etc.)

School Norms (from Student Growth Report)

• School norms are based on relative schools with similar mean RIT scores
• Same grade level with same number of weeks of instruction prior to testing

Reports and Test Data Availability

• Growth: test results available next day unless invalid results
• Growth test was given outside of universal screening windows will show results grayed out in:
•  Student Progress Report
• Class Report
• Skills Checklists Student Report appear same day if taken during date range specified in generating report

“Invalid” Growth Test Criteria: *always refer to districts re-testing policy!

• Duration of test was too short
• RIT outside of valid range
• SEM outside of valid range(<5.5) (on RIT score- not growth %tile)
• Rapid guessing threshold was met (30%+)

Reports available ONLY after the test window is declared complete:

Note: Grade-level expectations are currently only reported up to the fifth-grade level for English and the third-grade level for Spanish.