HES Growth N.W.E.A. Club

Fall 2014

M.A.P. Growth 2015-2016

Reading (Fall 2015)

v Third Grade

 

5

Brianna Barnes

 

6

Kelvin Harris

James Porter

James Griffin

Dennis Watson
Demarius Bryant

Demaya Deloach

Patience Otis

 

7

Corey McDonald

 

8

Zayvion Hartzog

Russell Carter

Damarius Bryant

 

10

Rodman McDonald

Jayden Barnett

Eduardo Alvarado

Valeria Espinoza

 

12

Jairo Correa

 

13

Kadarius White

Brenda Tehuitle

 

14

Kevin Otis

Gabby Darby

Niveah Barnett

 

15

Marianna Hernandez

Daricky Dixon

 

16

Anthony Keys

Jaelen Clemons

 

18

Kelis Turner

 

 

19

Orlando May

Lissette Ortiz

 

22

Tameia Ford

Samantha Vazquez

 

24

 Jamiah Pugh

 

 

v Fourth Grade

 

1

Samuel Hall

 

2

Adrianne Carter

BreAnnah Maze

 

3

Auston Colbert

Janiyah Jones

 

4

Timothy Compton

 

5

Eric Fairley

TyTianna Andrews

Briana Barnes

 

7

Antionia McCullar

Nehemiah Taylor

Thomas Boone

Payton Parson

 

9

Tamoz Barnes

Sara Jones

Toni Keys

 

11

Destiny Bryant

 

12

David Walls II

 

14

Niveah Barnett

 

19

 

Miracle Lucas

 

 

 

5th Grade

 

1

Darrius Carrigan

 

2

Robert Williams

Michael Bolton

Addysan Green

 

3

Makyri Pugh

 

4

Keenan Scott

 

6

Manuel White

Valayshia Robinson

Deandrea Barnes

Tristan Richardson

Caleb Young

 

7

Toniya Boone

Tykese Brister

 

8

LaKirra Roberts

 

10

Zariyah Todd

Mariah Conner

Victoria Nelms

 

11

Steven Stewart

 

12

Ommi Norwood

 

13                  

DeAsia Harris

 

15

Javarius Molden

 

16

Ervin Eatman

 

20

NiAngel Love

 

21

Jerome Pace 

 M.A.P. Growth 2015-2016

Language Arts (Fall 2015)

v Third Grade

 

9

Brianna Barnes

 

15

J’Mya McLaughlin

 

16

Rodman McDonald

 

34

Jaelen Clems

 

v Fourth Grade

 

1

Amelyah Hill

 

2

Ty’Tianna Andrews

Timothy Compton

Toni Keys

Aniya Alexander

 

5

Auston Colbert

 

6

Destiny Bryant

 

9

 Senoj Jones

 

 

 

v Fifth Grade

1

Jameshia Griffin

Cassidy Crosby

Javarius Molden

 

3

Valashyia Robinson

 

4

Malcolm Boykins

 

5

Keenan Scott

Jerome Pace

Michael Myers

 

6

Ommi Norwood

 

7

Micheal Bolton

 

8

Rodney McDonald

Victoria Nelms

Elana Johnson

 

9

NiAngel Love

 

10

Toryn Posey

Caleb Young

Robert Williams

Christian Zeigler

Tykese Brister

 

11

Gavaugnte Miller

 

12

DeAsia Harris

Mariah Conner

Alphonso Mingo

 

13

Tristan Richardson

 

17

Ervin Eatman

 

19

Shelvin Barnes

 

20

Kylan Rice

M.A.P. Growth 2015-2016

Math (Fall 2015)

v Third Grade

 

1

Marsyah Bourne

Michael Nelms

Jacires Otis

 

3

Jaelen Clemons

James Griffin

 

4

Kadarius White

Jayden Barnett

 

5

Russell Carter

Jameshia Rawl

 

6

Rodman McDonald

Dennis Watson

Telia Williams

 

7

Micah Jones

Corey McDonald

Ramarion Wilson

 

9

Niveah Barnett

DaRicky Dixon

 

11

Zavion Hartzog

 

12

Brianna Barnes

 

14

Kealin Posey

 

16

Jamiah Pugh

Tameia Ford

 

19

Gabrielle Darby

 

21

Kelvin Otis

Kelvin Harris

 

24

Kelis Turner

 

25

Maniya Pugh

 

 

 

v Fourth Grade

 

1

DaMarion Carter

Akeeline Pack

Nehemiah Taylor

Auston Colbert

 

3

David Walls II

 

4

Messiah Milton

Antione Weathers

 

5

Ty’tianna Andrews

Destiny Bryant

 

6

Payton Parson

 

8

Timothy Compton

 

 

v Fifth Grade

 

1

Toniya Boone

 

2

Christian Zeigler

Mariah Conner

 

3

Toryn Posey

 

4

Kylan Rice

 

6

Ernest Cole

 

7

Malcolm Boykins

A Parent's Guide to NWEA Assessments
© 2006 Northwest Evaluation Association
NWEA - Frequently Asked Questions
What is NWEA?
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) is a not-for-profit organization committed to helping school districts throughout the nation improve learning for all students. NWEA partners with more than 2,200 school districts representing more than three million students. As a result of NWEA tests, educators can make informed decisions to promote your child’s academic growth.

Where can I learn more about NWEA?
Visit the website www.nwea.org

At Maranacook Schools, which grades are being tested?
We are presently testing all students in grades 3, 6, 7, 8, 9

What is the MAP NWEA Assessment?
MAP— NWEA’s computerized adaptive tests are called Measure of Academic Progress, or MAP. When taking a MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. In an optimal test, a student answers approximately half the items correctly and half incorrectly. The final score is an estimate of the student’s achievement level.

What is RIT?
Tests developed by NWEA use a scale called RIT to measure student achievement and growth. RIT stands for Rasch UnIT, which is a measurement scale developed to simplify the interpretation of test scores. The RIT score relates directly to the curriculum scale in each subject area. It is an equal-interval scale, like feet and inches, so scores can be added together to calculate accurate class or school averages.

What is the average score?
RIT scores range from about 140 to 300. Students typically start at the 140 to 190 level in the third grade and progress to the 240 to 300 level by high school. RIT scores make it possible to follow a student’s educational growth from year to year.

What subjects does MAP assess?
We are using the MAP tests in the area of  mathematics and  reading assessments.

How long does it take to complete a test?
Although the tests are not timed, it usually takes students about one hour to complete each test.

When will my student be tested and how often?
Districts have the option of testing their students up to four times a year. Districts typically test students at the beginning of the school year in fall and at the end of the school year in spring. Some districts may also choose to test students in the summer. At Maranacook Schools, we are testing between the dates of Oct. 16 and Nov. 30. We will test again in the spring.

Do all students in the same grade take the same test?
No. NWEA assessments are designed to target a student’s academic performance in mathematics, reading, language usage, and science. These tests are tailored to an individual’s current achievement level. This gives each student a fair opportunity to show what he or she knows and can do. If a school uses MAP, the computer adjusts the difficulty of the questions so that each student takes a unique test.

What can I do as a parent?
Three kinds of parental involvement at home are consistently associated with higher student achievement:
Actively organizing and monitoring a child’s time.
Helping with homework.
Discussing school matters.

What are NWEA assessments used for?
NWEA assessments are used to measure your student’s progress or growth in school. You may have a chart in your home on which you mark your child’s height at certain times, such as on his or her birthday. This is a growth chart. It shows how much he or she has grown from one year to the next. NWEA assessments do the same sort of thing, except they measure your student’s growth in mathematics, reading, language usage, and science skills. The scale used to measure your child’s progress is called the
RIT scale (Rasch unIT). The RIT scale is an equal-interval scale much like feet and inches on a yardstick. It is used to chart your student’s academic growth from year to year.

How do teachers use the test scores?
NWEA tests are important to teachers because they keep track of progress and growth in basic skills. They let teachers know where a student’s strengths are and if help is needed in any specific areas. Teachers use this information to help them guide instruction in the classroom.

What are some ways that I can help my child prepare for this test?
Meet with your child’s teacher as often as needed to discuss his or her progress.
Ask the teacher to suggest activities for you and your child to do at home to help prepare for tests and improve your child’s understanding of schoolwork. Parents and teachers working together benefits students.
Provide a quiet, comfortable place for studying at home.
Make sure that your child is well rested on school days and especially the day of a test. Children who are tired are less
able to pay attention in class or to handle the demands of a test.
Give your child a well-rounded diet. A healthy body leads to a healthy, active mind.
Provide books and magazines for your child to read at home. By reading new materials, a child learns new words that might appear on a test. Ask your child’s school about a suggested outside reading list or get suggestions from the public library.

What are some ways I can help my child with language?
 Talk to your child and encourage him or her to engage in conversation during family activities.
 Give a journal or diary as a gift.
 Help your child write a letter to a friend or family member. Offer assistance with correct grammar
usage and content.
 Have a “word of the week” that is defined every Monday. Encourage your child to use the new word
throughout the week.
 Plan a special snack or meal and have your child write the menu.
 After finishing a chapter in a book or a magazine article, have your child explain his or her favorite
event.

What are some ways I can help my child with reading?
 Provide many opportunities for your child to read books or other materials. Children learn to read
best when they have books and other reading materials at home and plenty of chances to read.
Read aloud to your child. Research shows that this is the most important activity that parents can do to increase their child’s chance of reading success. Keep reading aloud even when your child can read independently.
 Make time for the library.
 Play games like Scrabble, Spill and Spell, Scattergories, and Balderdash together.
 Follow your child’s interest—find fiction and nonfiction books that tie into this interest.
 Work crossword puzzles with your child.
 Give a magazine subscription for a gift.

Did you know?
Parents cannot assume that schoolwork makes up for too much TV. Children of all ages watch as much TV in one day as they read for fun in an entire week. Overall, children under age 13 spend 90 minutes a day in front of the TV—one-quarter of their free time.
– U.S. Department of Education

What are some ways I can help my child with math?
 Spend time with kids on simple board games, puzzles, and activities that encourage better attitudes and stronger math
skills. Even everyday activities such as playing with toys in a sandbox or in a tub at bath time can teach children math concepts such as weight, density, and volume. Check your television listings for shows that can reinforce math skills in a practical and fun way.
 Encourage children to solve problems. Provide assistance, but let them figure it out themselves. Problem solving is a
lifetime skill.
 The kitchen is filled with tasty opportunities to teach fractional measurements, such as doubling and dividing cookie recipes.
 Point out ways that people use math every day to pay bills, balance their checkbooks, figure out their net earnings, make change, and how to tip at restaurants. Involve older children in projects that incorporate geometric and algebraic concepts such as planting a garden, building a bookshelf, or figuring how long it will take to drive to your family vacation destination.
 Children should learn to read and interpret charts and graphs such as those found in daily newspapers. Collecting and analyzing data will help your child draw conclusions and become discriminating readers of numerical information.
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