“ One of the most powerful allies of an educator is an informed parent who understands their child's academic needs and is in a position to reinforce what happens in the classroom. When educators share M.A.P. assessment data and resources with parents, the partnership that is created can be very beneficial for the student.” - NWEA
DesCartes provides a common framework that teachers, parents, students and administrators can use to move forward. With this resource, it is possible to personalize instruction, select appropriate topics and skills to address, and maintain a strong growth trajectory for every student.
DesCartes can be used for:
- Planning small group instruction, including flexible grouping - Goal setting - Creating centers, homework, or other assignments based on skills needed for each student
- Providing students, parents, and aides with specific skill sets for a student to focus on
- Data taken from www.nwea.org
DesCartes Example Student Scores a RIT range of 171-180 on the Goal Strand of Estimation and Accurate Computations
How can Parents support learning at home through MAP?
Help students prepare for test days through sleep, food, and enthusiasm.
Communicate with teachers
Reinforce student goals set in advisory
How Parents can Help Students Improve with Reading Borrowed from NWEA Parent Tool Kit found at http://www.nwea.org/support/article/930/parent-toolkit
How Parents can Help Students Improve with Language Borrowed from NWEA Parent Tool Kit found at http://www.nwea.org/support/article/930/parent-toolkit
How Parents can Help Students Improve with Math Borrowed from NWEA Parent Tool Kit found at http://www.nwea.org/support/article/930/parent-toolkit
Websites for Parents and Students Borrowed from NWEA Parent Tool Kit found at http://www.nwea.org/support/article/930/parent-toolkit
“ NWEA’s computerized MAP tests provide teachers, students, and parents with an accurate assessment for a student’s learning achievement, precisely measuring what a child knows and needs to learn.
When administered at regular intervals over time, it is possible to find out whether an individual student, class, or an entire grade level, is making satisfactory progress in basic skill areas. Teachers can use this assessment for instructional planning for individual students or an entire class.”