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NWEA MAP News;

posted Dec 7, 2015, 2:40 PM by Lauren Baker   [ updated Dec 7, 2015, 3:13 PM ]


NWEA MAP Winter Term now available for Grades 2-9 Language, Math and Reading Survey Tests.

A Winter Term has been setup for Grades 2-9 MAP survey testing. Winter Term goes from 12-7-2015 to 2-28-2016.  There will not be a specific testing window in the Winter term.  All class rosters with teachers have been uploaded and should be up to date as of 12-7-2015.  If you have students to test who are enrolled after 12-7-2015, they will need to be added to the NWEA  MAP site prior to testing.  

Documenting NWEA MAP Accommodations

posted Sep 25, 2015, 7:20 PM by Lauren Baker   [ updated Sep 25, 2015, 7:21 PM ]

THE ASSIGNING OF ACCOMMODATIONS IN MAP DOES NOT CHANGE HOW THE TEST RUNS.  HUMANS WILL NEED TO CARRY OUT THE REQUIRED ACCOMMODATIONS.

Two ways to document this:

1. Use the attached form to document accommodations

2. Use MAP testing session to document accommodations

Here are the steps:

Login at https://teach.mapnwea.org
Select: Manage Test Sessions
Click on the "Saved Testing Sessions" bar to show the section



​Blank out your name in the Created By and select All Proctors




Select Testing Session and Edit Session


Select Student and Select Assign Accommodations



​Assign accommodations as needed.  THIS IS JUST FOR DOCUMENTATION - IT DOES NOT CHANGE HOW THE MAP TEST RUNS.​




Lauren H Baker
Director of Information Technology
Two Rivers Supervisory Union
609 VT RTE 103
Ludlow, VT 05149
802 875-6422



NWEA MAP Testing September 28 - October 16th

posted Sep 17, 2015, 7:43 PM by Lauren Baker   [ updated Sep 17, 2015, 7:51 PM ]

Testing is beginning soon.  New teachers should check their email for login instructions.
Be sure to login and check the What's New for Educators link and What's New in MAP:  Proctors 
The status of the testing website and other important links can be found here:   https://support.nwea.org/partnerupdate

Note: there have been recent problems with Denial of Service Attacks  (DoS)

More Schools Complete SBAC testing

posted May 18, 2015, 7:37 AM by Lauren Baker   [ updated May 18, 2015, 7:38 AM ]

Congratulations to the staff at Ludlow Elementary School and Chester-Andover Elementary School for completing the first year of  the SBAC Summative testing!!

Congratulations to Mount Holly School

posted May 13, 2015, 5:38 PM by Lauren Baker   [ updated May 18, 2015, 7:34 AM ]

Learning and mastering a whole new testing system is a major effort.  Getting every piece of every test fully completed for every student takes attention to details and persistence.  Congratulations to the staff at Mount Holly School for being the first Two Rivers Supervisory Union school to fully complete the first year of  the SBAC Summative testing!!

New Reports and Norms from NWEA

posted May 13, 2015, 5:31 PM by Lauren Baker

NWEA MAP end of year reports webinars

posted May 6, 2015, 10:04 PM by Lauren Baker   [ updated May 6, 2015, 10:12 PM ]

*We want to make sure you get the most out of your MAP data, and would love for you to attend our complimentary overview webinars focusing on Key End-of-year Growth Reports:

Please join NWEA Representative Trish Goodyear and Amanda Towerman for a guided tour of key end-of-year reports for teachers and administrators. Examine how growth data can support student achievement and engage students as partners in learning.

During our 60 minute session, we’ll cover:

  • Achievement Status and Growth Summary Report
  • Student Progress Reports
  • Student Growth Summary Report
  • District Summary Reports
  • Student Goal Setting Worksheet


This webinar is a great wrap-up as you conclude the school year and look at how students, classes and grades within the district are progressing.

 

May 12 (8:00 AM): Register Here

 

May 13 (Noon):  Register Here

 

May 14 (3:00 PM): Register Here

Online NWEA MAPS Tips for Proctors

posted May 6, 2015, 2:43 PM by Lauren Baker

Based on the status that the students are showing on the proctor screen, please choose one of the directions below to assist you in resuming the test(s):


In a test session the student status is 'Suspended' and you would like them to begin or resume a test.

To resume the student's test when stuck in 'Suspended':
1.    Select the student and from the Select Action menu choose Test Again.
2.    The student's status will change to Awaiting Student.
3.    The student can now log into the Lockdown Browser and be confirmed by the proctor as normal.
4.    When they are confirmed, the proctor will see a new window asking if they want to resume or start over.
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A student was testing and an unexpected event happened on the workstation (power outage, Lockdown Browser crashed, etc.). Now the student's status is stuck as "Testing" and the student cannot log back into the test.
To resolve this issue:
1.    Select the student in the test session on the proctor computer.
2.    Choose Select Action... > Suspend and then OK to confirm that you would like to suspend the test.
3.    Select the student again in the test session.
4.    Choose Select Action... > Test Again to put the student back to Awaiting Student status.
5.    Have the student log back into the test session.
6.    Select the student again in the test session.
7.    Choose Select Action... > Confirm.
8.    At the Confirm Student screen, select Resume Test and then Submit.
9.    Student will be able to Start Test to resume testing.
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Student stuck in 'confirmed' status on the proctor console:
1. Select the student.
2. Choose Do Not Confirm from the action drop down menu. This will change the student's status back to "Awaiting Student". 
3. The student can then log back into the test session and try again.

NECAP Science Test Coordinator & Administrator Manuals

posted May 1, 2015, 7:13 AM by Lauren Baker

Audience: Principals, Test Directors, Curriculum Coordinators & Test Administrators

Test coordinators are vital to the success of the Spring 2015 NECAP Assessment. Please refer to the instructions in the Test Coordinator Manual. For teachers administrating the NECAP test to grades 4, 8 and 11 there is a specific Test Administrator Manual for each that must be followed closely. 
Contacts: Michael Hock at (802) 479-1288 or michael.hock@state.vt.us; Linda Moreno at (802) 479-1309linda.moreno@state.vt.us

Primary Number and Operations Assessment Training Workshops

posted May 1, 2015, 4:53 AM by Lauren Baker

Audience: K-2 Mathematics Educators

These workshops are designed for teachers who are new to the Primary Number and Operations Assessment (PNOA) or teachers wanting a refresher with the current version. During this workshop, participants will learn how to use the current version of the PNOA; explore the Common Core State Standards addressed by the PNOA; and discuss how the PNOA can be used to inform instruction. Workshop locations and dates:

  • May 21, 2015 at Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT
  • May 21, 2015 at Holiday Inn Express, Springfield, VT
  • May 22, 2015 at Hampton Inn, Colchester, VT
  • May 22, 2015 Location TBA, Bennington, VT

All workshops begin at 8:00AM and end at 3:30PM. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register online.
Contacts: Loree Silvis at lsilvis@cornerstonemathematics.com or Sandi Stanhope at stanhopesmath@gmail.com

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