I'm wondering if other schools are testing their life skills/ community based education students. We have in the past but they always come out in the 1-2%ile. Not sure how valid this is or if it is really worthwhile.
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The NWEA research team does not have a specific recommendation because this depends on your school’s specific guidelines around how the assessment should be used with this student population, and whether your school feels that the assessment is providing useful information about these students.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
Beth Guthrie Brooke Mabry Dawn Essig Melissa Stadtfeld Kristine Powell
Thanks for your question! I have forwarded it to our Research team. We'll get back to you soon.
Any assessment given to any student has to have a purpose. With that said, IQ does not establish a purpose but may provide insight as to whether or not the assessment is appropriate. If the student’s IQ is such that measuring academic growth is not part of the student’s IEP (the student’s IEP addresses functional growth), then MAP Growth is most likely not appropriate.
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Good question, Janis. It all goes back to the purpose behind administering MAP Growth. Is the test providing useful information about these students to them? To the teachers who work with them? Does the information collected from MAP Growth help inform learning plans for these students?
This is one of those questions where it would be great to hear from other districts about their practices when it comes to administering MAP in similar situations.
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