Elementary MAP 101
MAP Home Page | TLC Schedule 07-08
| Student Led Conferences
| Training PowerPoints
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New Understanding Teacher and Class Reports
Handout and ?'s
copy of the actual TLC proposal for: Using MAP Data
to Improve Instruction and Support Student Goal
Setting click the image to the right:
Location: All meetings except Aug.
8th will be at
Highland Ranch Elementary School
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
Talent Middle School in Phoenix has an excellent set
of resources to support teachers and students in
implementing student led conferences:
Laura Hayden's reflections after her first
experience as a middle school teacher using student led
conferences provide valuable insight and strategies about
the process and results.
School in Kentucky has published an
excellent handbook online that is an excellent guide
for student led conferences.
Using Reports from
TIM and click on the
Learning Ladder. Here you can
see all scores for your class, CST correlations, and
information for differentiating.
If you need a TIM account, email
If you have forgotten your
password, you can email
email@example.com to reset it. 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.
visit our PUSD Lexile Resources page
Lexile Scavenger Hunt
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
Scholastic provides an
e-catalogue that allows you to search for age
appropriate books for any Lexile level. Click on the tabs
(Genre, Cultures and Diversity, topics and themes) to refine
your search. If the tab takes you back to the entry page, click
on "search titles" and then the tabs will work.
- 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.
Pathfinders provides lists of books and
their corresponding Lexile level categorized by
interest, author, or series.
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.
For great quotes and
resources, visit the
"Goal Setting Guide" website.
(quotes) Here's the link to support your
"No Excuses" program.
To determine the typical
median scores for students by grade level, examine the
Elementary Grade Level Medians and Correlations with CST
Middle School Grade Level Medians and Correlations with 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
Adaptive Dimension Website has multiple online
inventories and assessments to uncover student interests,
learning styles, and multiple intelligences.
For a K-6 Interest Inventory
For a 7-12 Interest Inventory
Multiple Intelligences Survey by Walter McKenzie
(Note there is a link for a print version at the bottom of
the page. The vocabulary and concepts are targeted at upper
elementary and above.)
Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire by
Barbara A. Soloman
Learning Styles and Strategies Interpretation page
At this site, students fill in the questionnaire online and
receive immediate results which can be printed. The
interpretation page gives strategies to help students with
different learning styles become successful. The vocabulary
is upper elementary and above.
This upper elementary/middle
school inventory focuses more on career interests, but it
can provide information that is helpful as you develop
curriculum to engage reluctant learners.
Learning Styles This inventory is somewhat easier
than those above.
Hemispheric Dominance Survey: This survey
gives a summary description as well as detailed strategies
to the student.
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.)
by Linda Foote
Instructional Curriculum Specialist
Poway Unified School District