Welcome! Using MAP for College and Career Readiness MN Landscape with College and Career Readiness Two College Readiness Studies Completed by NWEA • Linking Study for Explore, Plan and ACT Grades 8,10, 11 (2011) • Theaker & Johnson study for Grade’s 5-11 to ACT (2012) Results • Meeting college readiness benchmarks • Using MAP scores to predict proficiency Lexiles • Average college freshman requirements • Connection with career choices Goal Setting • Conversations with your students • Setting growth targets What Does the Future Look Like? • New study Agenda MDE’s Ready, Set, Go MN MN 9th Graders need Personal Learning Plan Minnesota Students Outperform Nation on ACT MN’s average composite score of 23 was highest in nation among 30 states. MN has led the nation in ACT average for 9 consecutive years. Growth RIT Average growth is not enough in MN 280 270 260 250 240 230 220 210 200 190 180 NWEA Mean MCA Proficiency College Ready 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Spring RIT for each Grade 11 Technical rigor provides other insights Proficient bar varies by grade Difficulty of Minnesota Meets the Standard Cut Score 100 90 National Percentile 80 College Readiness 70 60 50 40 Reading 30 Math 20 10 0 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 A Study of the Alignment of the NWEA RIT Scale with the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) Testing Program, April 2014 Graduation Trends in MN High Schools • The goal of the Minnesota Department of Education is to reduce the academic achievement gap and to make sure all students graduate from high school regardless of their background. • In 2014, 81.2 percent of Minnesota students graduated from high school, up from 79.8 percent in 2013. In addition, every student group showed an increase from the previous year. • Since 2011, students have shown increases in graduation rates every single year. This year’s data moved Minnesota closer to a statewide goal of having a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020. Linking Studies NWEA completed two “College Readiness” studies: 1. Linking Study between MAP and the Explore, Plan and ACT Assessments (2011) Grades 8, 10 and 11 2. Robert Theaker & Clay Johnson study between MAP and ACT - took linking study & extended the data down to grade 5 (2012) Method: • Active NWEA districts that use EXPLORE, PLAN, and ACT were recruited. • ACT data was matched to corresponding MAP data at the individual level • Linking Study had 108,000 matched pairs of scores from 26,000 students from 140 schools in 3 states. • Theaker & Johnson used only ACT so it was a smaller study Results The ACT College Readiness Benchmarks are the minimum ACT college readiness assessment scores required for students to have a high probability of success in credit-bearing college courses. 11th grade student has a MAP cut score of 236 in the fall on the Reading assessment, then that means they are in 77% for normative percentile rank. That gives them a 50% probability of achieving a 21 on the ACT Reading in the spring. See Probability Table to get higher than 50%. Results Note: In September 2013 ACT raised the benchmarks for the Reading College Readiness Test to 16 for Explore (taken in eighth) 18 for Plan, and 22 for ACT. 11th grade student has a MAP cut score of 255 in the fall on the Math assessment, then that means they are in 83% for normative percentile rank. Meaning: if you got a 255 in fall in math, then you are projected to get 22 on ACT. Results Note: In September 2013 ACT raised the benchmarks for the Reading College Readiness Test to 16 for Explore (taken in eighth) 18 for Plan, and 22 for ACT. See higher probability than 50/50 Chance 11th grade student scoring 255 on a MAP math test taken during the same season would have a 62% chance of meeting the ACT benchmark in reading Results 11th grade student scoring 235 on a MAP reading 11th grade student 240 onwould a MAP test taken during the scoring same season have a Language test taken during the sameinseason 54% chanceUsage of meeting the ACT benchmark would have a 84% chance of meeting the ACT reading benchmark in reading The MAP cut scores shown in these tables are the minimum estimated scores. Meeting the minimum MAP cut score corresponds to a 50% probability of achieving that benchmark. The ACT College Readiness Benchmarks are the minimum ACT college readiness assessment scores required for students to have a high probability of success in credit-bearing college courses. In addition to the benchmarks for the ACT, there are corresponding benchmarks for ACT Explore taken in eighth, and ACT Plan taken in tenth grade, to gauge student progress in becoming ready for college. Note: In September 2013 ACT raised the benchmarks for the Reading College Readiness Test to 16 for Explore (taken in eighth) 18 for Plan, and 22 for ACT. Results Note: In September 2013 ACT raised the benchmarks for the Reading College Readiness Test to 16 for Explore (taken in eighth) 18 for Plan, and 22 for ACT. Results Theaker and Johnson Study Theaker & student Johnson matched MAP scores would project how a a In had score of 16 in math then they have a 50% In Math, Reading, if student had ACT score of 16 intothat reading then they have awith 50% Note: Valuesifwere calculated byACT ACT from empirical data identify the scores of students student would score ACT.enrollment 50% likelihood of achieving B open average in a freshman-level course. . This research chance of getting aa BB ain school, then ACT score of 24 chance of getting inon open enrollment school, then ACT scorewas of done 24 in inwith a small number of students for a conference paper. It can provide additional, informal idea of the kind math then they have a 50% chance of getting a BainB ainstate university, if they reading then they have aACT 50% chance of getting a state university, if of percentile levels, along with Study and Proficiency Guidelines, that will aid in identifying th grader in the fall scored a 226 on MAP, they are on Example: For aGrade 6ACT got 29ason ACT in math then a 50% chance of getting B average theya got aearly 29 on reading have a 50% chance of agetting aB students as 5in who may they notthen behave onthey track for college and career readiness. in a right top university and then ifACT they got 32 ACT have 50% average inpath a topto university then if they got 32inonmath ACT they intake reading the have anand score ofon 24 when they it inathey spring Resultsof chance of11. getting a Bofatgetting an ivy aleague. have a 50% chance B at an ivy league. grade Results Results Lexiles • Research collaborated with MetaMetrics (developers of the Lexile©) to develop an algorithm to calculate the Lexile© score and range from the RIT scale. • Our MAP Reading Reports show Lexile Score - for free! • NWEA provides a 150 point Lexile® range with the actual "Lexile® score" being 100 points from the low number and 50 points from the high number. The first 100 points of the range is the student's independent reading range (with 75% comprehension). The top 50 points represent the student's instructional range. • MAP Lexile information is great for those high students that are only growing a RIT point or two, because the Lexile number will continue to grow and grow. • Lexile score can help you look at where you want to go to college and what you want to study. An average Lexile reading level for high school graduate is around 1000. An average college freshman Lexile reading level is around 1250. Look at this chart, for a student to read the NY Times you need 1380 Lexile. Lexiles Lexiles Goal Setting Goal Setting Show this with your student goal setting sheet. Ask the student - where do you want to go to college? Let’s look at what you need to go to the University of Minnesota. Goal Setting Show this with your student goal setting sheet. Goal Setting Show this with your student goal setting sheet. Goal Setting Achievement Status and Growth Calculator Use this for students that are below average that might not meet the standards on the state test or those that are at risk for graduating. Goal Setting Achievement Status and Growth Calculator 230 39 Goal Setting Achievement Status and Growth Calculator 235 52 Goal Setting What Does the Future Look Like? New Linking Study • ACT grades 5-12 out August or September • MAP Reports will have toggle between ACT & State Linking Study • We will have winter proficiency projections to show how a student will do on ACT without taking MAP in the spring. Future Projects Fill out a post it note for: What worked today? What do you need next?