The NWEA test is intended to be a predictor for the state MAP testing that we administer in the spring. Here are some of my findings when poring over the data:
- Reading was the first of the three tests students took.
- Two students maintained the same score they had in the fall, but all others improved (some a little as expected, but some significantly). One student's score increased by 34 points!
- The MAP test will combine Reading and Language, but for the reading portion, the NWEA predicts five Hoggatteers will be proficient, and six will be advanced. Four more are in striking range, as well, while only one falls below the standards (just barely). The rest are in the midrange of the scale.
- After seeing their successful improvement on the reading test, students begged to take the Math test.
- Every single student saw improvement on the math test! Our most significant improvement was a 19-point increase!
- Four are predicted to score proficient on the MAP test, and five are predicted to receive advanced. Only one is predicted to be below the standards, while the rest are in the middle ground.
- Language was the last test students took.
- Our success is apparently minimal in this area, with five students slipping a few points from their fall scores and one maintaining an equal score. One student, however, increased the language score by 18 points!
- Again, the MAP test combines Reading and Language, but the language sections, the NWEA predicts nine students will be proficient, and three will be score in the advanced range. Three students are within striking range. Three students remain below the standards, while the rest fall in the middle.
2016: 32% were predicted to achieve proficient
2017: 67% are predicted to achieve proficient
Now: 55% are predicted to achieve proficient
2016: 44% were predicted to achieve proficient
2017: 60% are predicted to achieve proficient
Now: 60% are predicted to achieve proficient
2016: 40% were predicted to achieve proficient
2017: 55% are predicted to achieve proficient
Now: 45% are predicted to achieve proficient