How can I see growth in a class and a student on a goal area. (Not just reading but Vocabulary.) Trying to see what area we may need to make changes if one area is lacking.
My personal favorite report is the Class Breakdown by Goal to quickly identify goal areas of relative strength or areas of concern. Under Report Options, be sure to select "by goal" and then you can create a PDF to print or click "View Report Online" for more interactive detail. If you prefer to look at one student at a time, I'd recommend exploring the Student Profile report to see individualized instructional areas and learning paths.
You mentioned growth, so please note that these two reports do not display progress over time-- just the results from a single term (Fall 2019 for example).
Hope that is helpful!
I was really hoping to find a way to look at a goal area(vocab) and see that growth. One area we are looking at to see if we ned to make a change is voacabulary. I guess I just have to work with the data myself
Hi Penny, I double-checked with my colleagues and confirmed the only way is a manual side-by-side comparison. The short answer: as a teacher, I agree growth within a single goal area like vocabulary would be very insightful!
Some context to consider: students see fewer test items for a single goal area (i.e. vocabulary questions) so it will have a higher standard error of measurement (SEM). The overall MAP test SEM is considered valid up 5.5 but we see goal areas with even higher SEM. In other words, we have less confidence the student would get the same vocabulary score if they took the test over again.
I think of SEM as a buffer for lucky guesses, careless mistakes, or other factors on that one day of MAP testing. I usually go to Student Profile and click into an Instructional Areas to view SEM as “plus or minus” a certain number of RIT points. Then I’d reflect: did my student truly grow in vocabulary? Do I have other data points or classroom observations to support for that growth? This manual comparison process does slow me down but is important for reliability and validity.
Have a great weekend,
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