Assessment in the Archdiocese of Seattle – Catholic Schools
For 2021-22: The Archdiocese of Seattle is committed to on going 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:
Fall: September 20th-October 15th, 2021
Winter: January 18th– February 4th, 2022
Spring: May 16th-June 3rd, 2022
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.
On 10/26, 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
Video from presentation:
This video is a step by step instructional video specifically catered to our Seattle Archdiocese. Please watch the video to understand how your school should roster students by the Friday prior to the MAP testing window each quarter.
MAP testing season is upon us! Our scheduled testing dates for 2021-22 are:
- Fall: September 20th-October 15th, 2021 (rostering runs from Sept. 7th – 17th)
- Winter: January 18th– February 4th, 2022 (rostering runs from January 3rd-14th)
- Spring: May 16th-June 3rd, 2022 (rostering runs from May 2nd-13th)
We hope that you are planning on utilizing the MAP tests this year for all three seasons, but understand that for many schools, it makes sense to do Fall/Spring cycles. Our expectation is that students take the Math and Reading tests at a minimum, but hope that they have the opportunity in your schools to also engage with the Science and Language tests.
Finally, rostering will be from 09/07-09/17 for the Fall test. We will have an online rostering training with NWEA sometime in the last week of August/first week of September sometime after school hours as well as a step by step guide for those new to the rostering process. Here is a link to that training:
Thanks for your participation in MAP!
For teachers/administrators/assessment coordinators:
- April 2021 UPDATE: April 2021 Update – My Catholic School
- March 2021 UPDATE: NWEA MAP Testing: March 2021 Updates – My Catholic School
- February 2021 UPDATE: February 2021 MAP Testing Updates from NWEA – My Catholic School
- January 2021 UPDATE: January 2021 MAP Updates – My Catholic School
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.
Click below for more information about how to roster, administer or get help with providing support on MAP testing.