Thursday, April 18, 2019

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MAP Data deepens instruction at E.A.G.L.E. Center


Three times per year all Cheyenne-Eagle Butte students are given a comprehensive assessment called the NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) MAP Test. MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress. Students are tested in Math, Reading, and Science and the results from each test provide detailed data about each student’s academic strengths and areas where extra growth is needed. Students receive an overall score for each subject called a RIT (Rasch Unit), which relates to national norms to determine whether or not the student is performing at, below, or above grade level. Each RIT score is a composite of scores that measure specific skill clusters within the subject. At the E.A.G.L.E. Center, we meet as a team, analyze the data, and then partner with students and parents/guardians to make plans and goals for how to best support student growth. The primary purpose for using the MAP test is to inform instruction. According to nwea.org, the MAP test is designed for use in four key areas, goal setting, and individualizing instruction, understanding achievement patterns, and evaluating student performance. Utilizing MAP data is a team effort at the E.A.G.L.E. Center that brings together students, parents/guardians, teachers and administration to support informed and effective learning.

 

Eagle Center Teacher Mike Scott speaks with students about MAPs testing data and its importance to students at the Eagle Center. Photo submitted