Assessment in the Archdiocese of Seattle – Catholic Schools
The Archdiocese of Seattle is committed to ongoing student learning assessment and data review by utilizing the MAP Growth assessments in Reading and Math (required) and Language and Science (recommended) in our K-8 schools. Our Catholic schools can plan to schedule testing during the following windows of time:
2023-24 Testing Dates
FALL – 9/11-10/6/2023
WINTER – 01/08-02/02/2024
SPRING – 04/29-05/24/2024
Each test is unique, and each test-taker is unique, so there is no “one test time” that works for all schools. The average time it takes a student to complete any one assessment ranges from 30 minutes to 50 minutes, however, students are given the time they need to complete each assessment successfully.
NWEA UPDATES – Please read these monthly newsletters for the most pertinent information regarding MAP testing:
November 2023 –November 2023 MAP Partner Updates
October 2023 – NWEA October 2023 Partner Updates
August 2023 – NWEA August 2023 Partner Updates
ROSTERING QUESTIONS? START HERE: https://padlet.com/jessica_knierim/NWEARostering
The MAP testing ROSTER template can be found here: https://teach.mapnwea.org/contents/templates/Roster_File_Template.xlsx
NWEA UPDATE NEWSLETTERS:
To access NWEA data relevant to Catholic and Private schools, please click here: Achievement and Growth Tables for Private Schools – NWEA
From our 2022-23 training:
Here are some padlets that will be beneficial:
MAP Growth Basics
Back to School Resources
School and District Leader Toolkit
For Exceptional Learners and those with accommodations some resources include:
On 10/26/2021, a MAP professional consultant zoomed into our Archdiocese to show how to most effectively use MAP Growth reports. The session was not recorded, however here is a summary of the outline and ideas shared:
NWEA MAP Test Notes from Training on 10/26: Summary and Notes from NWEA Custom Map Growth Reports Meeting
HOW TO ROSTER:
Slide deck from presentation: Importing Rosters_ADoS_Fall2021
Schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle use the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) to assess student learning in Mathematics, Reading and Language Usage. Many students in Grades 2 through 8 take these assessments (and Science, in some schools) at least twice per year: once in the fall (September) and again in the spring (May). Many schools administer the assessment in the winter as well.
Each MAP assessment renders a student scale score (known as RIT) ranging from 100 to 300. This scale forms a useful yardstick for measuring not only achievement at any given snapshot (fall, winter, or spring) but growth over time as students progress through the school year. We then compare the growth of our students to that of their peers nationwide in other Catholic schools and all schools that use the MAP assessments.
On average, our students tend to match or exceed their nationwide peers in achievement as well as growth.