NWEA MAP Assessments
Northwest Evaluation Association
HUDSON ISD - 2017-2018
NWEA Pilot Year 16-17
What do the screenings look like instructionally?
How long will it take the students to complete?
What information does it give us?
Is it more relevant to our teaching and their learning compared to DIBELS?
How difficult is the technical platform?
This year we are requesting more assistance with reports and how to use them in the classroom. We are also interested in personal goal setting for academic growth. The major question: What does the progress monitoring piece look like instructionally and is it relevant to their needs?
NWEA's Stance on Testing
Norm-Referenced Testing (NWEA) VS. Criterion-Referenced Testing (STAAR)
Criterion-referenced tests (or CRTs) differ in that each examinee’s performance is compared to a pre-defined set of criteria or a standard. The goal with these tests is to determine whether or not the candidate has the demonstrated mastery of a certain skill or set of skills. These results are usually “pass” or “fail” .