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Predicting Proficiency… How MAP predicts State Test Performance
Paul Stern, District Enterprise Analyst, Vancouver Public Schools, Sarah Johnson, Accountability Project manager, Highline Public Schools, Burien, WA
Fusion 2012, the NWEA summer conference in Portland, Oregon
NWEA routinely produces “Linking Studies” that explore the alignment between the RIT Scale and state student proficiency exams. This presentation will share the results of an alignment study that applied a methodology developed by the Highline School District. The presentation will focus on how the results of the two methods differ and how Vancouver Public Schools will use this information to inform instruction and guide student interventions.
- Learn how to define proficiency using MAP cut scores.
- Understand the alignment of MAP to Washington’s State Assessments.
- Learn how alignment studies can be conducted and used to inform instruction
- Experienced data user
- Advanced data user
- District leadership
- Curriculum and Instruction
Vancouver Public Schools serves approximately 22,000 students in Vancouver, WA, an urban/suburban district across the river from Portland. The presenter is the enterprise analyst within the Information Technology Services department focused on predictive analytics and performance measurement.