Elementary MAP 101

MAP Home Page | TLC Schedule 07-08 | Student Led Conferences | Training PowerPoints

Notebook | Learning Ladder without Names | TIM | NWEA

New Understanding Teacher and Class Reports Handout and ?'s

Map Notebook:

Current '06-'07 MAP  Toolkit
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Learning Continuum

 Learning Ladder for MAPs (Without Student Names)

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Data Dialogue Handouts

Lexile Scavenger Hunt
Analyze Winter Growth Reports
Analyze Spring Growth Reports


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If you need a TIM account, email Stacey Campo

If you have forgotten your password, you can email timreset@powayusd.com to reset it.


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Your username and password are emailed to you before testing each year.  For a copy of your login and password you can check with your site MAPs administrator, or email MAPs@powayusd.com

For a 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



  • NEW: Goal Setting PowerPoint
    (coming soon)



     Using Reports from NWEA

Celebrate 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 MAPs Learning Continuum Ladder and reference it as you plan instruction.






Talent Middle School in Phoenix has an excellent set of resources to support teachers and students in implementing student led conferences:     http://www.phoenix.k12.or.us/tms/slc

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.

Conway Middle School in Kentucky has published an excellent handbook online that is an excellent guide for student led conferences.


Using Reports from the  TIM Warehouse

Login to 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 TIM account, email Stacey Campo

If you have forgotten your password, you can email timreset@powayusd.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.

When 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.



Click here to: visit our PUSD Lexile Resources page

Lexile Scavenger Hunt

Visit: http://www.lexile.com

The 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 each student.

  • 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 Lexile Booksearch Tool to find the best materials or to check the Lexile level of books students have chosen.
  • 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.




When 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 following chart:

Elementary Grade Level Medians and Correlations with CST

Middle School Grade Level Medians and Correlations with CST



  • The following sheets can be used to help students develop strategies to reach their goals.

Student Goal       Organizer Elem.

Student Goal Organizer MS/HS

Personal Goals for
My Extreme Academic Makeover

  • 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

 Self Assessment for Fall
   MAPs Conferencing

Self Assessment for Spring
MAPs Conferencing


The 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.

Interest Inventory 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.



Using MAPs for goal setting can help students:

  • Have hope again

  • Build the bridge between work, effort and accomplishment

  • Experience rewards for effort

  • Feel like you're on the same team working for success.

  • Bring an enthusiasm for achieving. (Video game mentality to reach new levels is on our side this time!)

For an additional 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.)



Edited on: 11/13/2009 by Linda Foote
Instructional Curriculum Specialist
Poway Unified School District 
ŠJune 2002



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