Using multiple points of data to differentiate instruction Greg Irish EDU 741 – Touro University
Overview• NWEA Measures of Academic Performance – Description of MAP – How testing works – Data gathering and interpretation• iRespond System – Description of iRespond – Creating add-on’s to a powerpoint – Showing students how to use the clicker• Corduroy – Adapting the story “Corduroy” to the clickers – Interpreting the data and re-teach if necessary• Data Director – Uploading the data into a third party system
What is MAP Assessment & How it WorksWhat:• Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) are state aligned computerized adaptive tests that accurately reflect the instructional level of each student and measure growth over time.How:• Questions appear on a computer screen• A mouse or keyboard is used to answer questions• Test will adjust based student answer• Each test is individualized for students
What is MAP Assessment & How it WorksWhat: Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) are state aligned computerized adaptive tests that accurately reflect the instructional level of each student and measure growth over time.How: Questions appear on a computer screen The mouse or keyboard are used to answer questions Test will adjust based student answer Each test is Individualized for students
Sample Reading Question• Read the passage and select the best answer• Click the “Go on” button
How can MAP Assessments be used?• Identify the skills and concepts individual students have learned.• Identify student instructional needs.• Monitor academic growth over time.• Make data-driven decisions at the classroom, school, and district levels.• Place new students into appropriate instructional programs.• Identifying children experiencing difficulty in acquisition of Reading, Language, and Math Skills.• Goal Setting.
MAP Assessment Results• Teachers and Administrators retrieve results from https://reports.nwea.org. Educators needing access will receive a username and password.• Detailed information about each child’s understanding of specific concepts – is available within 24 hours.• Assessment corresponds to a value on the RIT Scale (for Rasch Unit), so educators gain a deep understanding of what a student knows• RIT measures understanding regardless of grade level, so the information tracks student progress from year to year.• The scores allow staff to see each student’s level of understanding around specific concepts
iRespond Clickers• Teachers create a powerpoint slideshow that can be based on questions that use yes/no, true/false and multiple choice questions.• Responses can be gauged based on the students level of understanding of the story.• Students log in using a unique PIN so any student may use any remote.
Example Slides of Corduroy• Story compiled from Open Court 2nd Grade Language Arts (pg 180-194).• Literary Response and Analysis strands from MAP scores provided direction for many of the created slides.• Opportunities for re-teaching will be examined throughout the story.
What is a night watchman?A.) A person who wanders around during the dayB.) A person who walks around at night to keep the store safeC.) A person who walks around during the day to keep the storesafe
What do you think will happen to Corduroy when the Night Watchman hears the noise?A.) He will find Corduroy and carry him downstairsB.) He will find Corduroy but leave him aloneC.) He will not find Corduroy
Importing data to Data Director• The final step will be to analyze the data from the iRespond powerpoint.• iRespond data can be upload into Data Director and measured against MAP data. – Data will be uploaded through a CSV (comma delineated) file by teacher or data experts – If measured with CST or other data, a complete data picture of where a child strengths and weaknesses can be developed.