Maps Tools | Setting
Classroom Goals | Instructional
Student Goal Setting |
Increasing Student Motivation |
For those of you who teach 6th through 9th grade, you can
now print a copy of most of the pages in the
Notebook Toolkit directly from this link.
In TIM you will find that the
Learning ladder has added features that
allow you to see individual student needs or to recognize
whole class needs. If you need a password or login for TIM,
Campo or Karen
Eccles and put "TIM Password Needed" in
the subject line. Only email one of them.
can view the ladder without student names here: Learning
Ladder for MAPs )
Using Reports from NWEA
strengths and then determine the lowest goal
area (the lowest mean score for a goal area) for reading,
language usage, and math. Post these as classroom goals and
discuss them with your students. Look up the range for these
goals on the
Learning Continuum Ladder and reference it as you
TIM and click on the
Learning Ladder. Here you can
see all scores for your class, CST correlations, and
instructional information for differentiating. If you need a
login or password, email Stacey
Campo or Karen
put "TIM password needed in the subject line of your email.
For a sample 9th grade honors English report, (without the
continuum) click on the
image to the right.
viewing your class on the Learning Ladder in TIM, you can
click on a student's name to generate an Individual Student
Report. You'll see current MAPs scores for each goal
strand, color-coded to predict the student's success on the
spring CST. For a sample of an Individual Student
Report, click on the image to the left.
administering the MAPs assessment, record your students'
overall scores as well as their goal area scores as they
appear onscreen at the end of the test.
Students will reflect on the results and write plans to
improve in their lowest goal area in each subject.
Improving in their lowest goal area will produce academic
growth in that subject overall.
To determine the typical
median scores for students by grade level, examine the
MAPs RIT score correlation with the CST
- NWEA developed these
sheets to provide students with opportunities for
self-assessment after the fall and spring assessments.
Students reflect on their personal study habits,
effort, and participation
MAP Reading assessment report will include each
student's Lexile score. (Students also receive Lexile scores on
their California Standards
Tests.) This score may be used as a guide when
choosing books at an appropriate reading level for
Resources on the Lexile Website
- Use the
Booksearch Tool to find the best materials or
to check the Lexile level of books students have
Power Vocabulary For every book listed
in this section you can print a list of
vocabulary words and activities to help students
learn the words and their meanings. (Click on S
for student masters or T for teacher masters
with the answer keys
Pathfinders provides lists of books and
their corresponding Lexile level categorized by
interest, author, or series.
for goal setting can help students:
bridge between work, effort and accomplishment
Experience rewards for effort
you're on the same team working for success.
enthusiasm for achieving. (Video game mentality to reach
new levels is on our side this time!)
resource that provides insight and tools to understand how
to motivate students who are unmotivated, Allen N. Mendler
has written an excellent book titled:
Motivating Students Who
Don't Care, Successful Techniques for Educators.
(To purchase this book from the publisher, click on the
title to go to the National Educational Service website.)
Handout on Using MAP as an assessment FOR learning )
by Linda Foote
Instructional Curriculum Specialist
Poway Unified School District