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MAP Presentation - Jan 2013

For Parents

Fred Biggar

on 30 January 2013

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Transcript of MAP Presentation - Jan 2013

Mean RIT score
* taken from end of previous grade as beginning of year scores are not available MAP Scores
The Standard Normal Curve A curriculum scale that uses individual item difficulty values to estimate student achievement. 
An advantage of the RIT scale is that it can relate the numbers on the scale directly to the difficulty of items on the tests.
Characteristics of the RIT Scale include:
It is an achievement scale.
It is an accurate scale.
It is an equal interval scale.
It helps to measure growth over time.
It has the same meaning regardless of grade or age of the student. RIT Explained Individual Progress Reports Mathematics
Language usage
General Science
Concepts and Processes Areas Assessed 154,000 students
248 schools
94 countries
5 continents International Demographics
2011 Computer based
Individual pace
They all get different questions
Students work to their own ability
No time constraints
Accommodations for students if necessary Why MAP? Developed by the Northwest Education Association (NWEA)
Gives precise instructional level – (focus on growth)
Tracks growth over year and beyond
Compares progress with students in US and many International schools Measures of Academic Progress Standardized conditions
In testing
In scoring
Comparisons made with others
Scores reported as comparisons
Standard scores
Normal distributions Standardized Assessment Observations
Tests and Quizzes
Class and Home Assignments
Standardized Assessments Types of Assessment Partof the Curriculum
What Should Students Understand,
Do and Feel?
How Will They Learn?
How Will We Know?
Involves students
Formal and informal Assessment at AISJ:
The Big Picture Measures of Academic Progress
Grades 3, 5, 7 and 9
2012/13 American International School
Johannesburg Liz Hargreaves,
Director of Teaching and Learning

Fred Biggar,
Director of Technology
lhargreaves@aisj-jhb.com NEXT STEPS Anticipate parent questions….. Questions In April, all students from grades 3 – 9 will be tested.
There will be another parent information session later in the year.
You can collect your student’s report at the end of this session.
Questions? How do we compare? Thanks!
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