Use Data to Drive Growth

Gain a deeper understanding of what your students know and need to learn. Using both MAP® GrowthTM and MAP® SkillsTM helps you to more effectively address instructional needs and gaps in skills.

After covering the basics of both tools, you can practice using each one and applying the data within a collaborative environment. You’ll learn how to use these assessments together to support goal setting, lesson planning, interventions, and more.

MAP Foundation Series

MAP Growth Administration

What you’ll learn

  • How to administer assessments for the first time
  • How to access your MAP Growth data
  • How to use MAP Growth data to engage students and optimize learning

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Applying Reports

What you’ll learn

Essential Reports for Teachers

  • Access, interpret, and apply key MAP Growth reports used by teachers and instructional coaches
  • Meet individual student’s needs by identifying targeted instructional groups based on MAP Growth goal area data
  • Boost differentiation efforts by connecting groups of students to skills in the Learning Continuum

Essential Reports for Primary Teachers

  • Access, interpret, and apply key MAP Growth K – 2 reports used by teachers and instructional coaches
  • Identify which assessments and reports to use for status, growth, and diagnostic data
  • Boost differentiation efforts by connecting groups of students to skills in the Learning Continuum

Essential Reports for Administrators

  • Access, interpret, and apply key MAP Growth reports used by school and district administrators
  • Develop and nurture a culture of using data regularly to inform decisions
  • Use MAP Growth data to make decisions that inform school improvement planning and resource allocation

Student Goal Setting and Growth

  • Access, interpret, and apply student growth data using the Achievement Status and Growth reports
  • Develop student learning goals using growth projections and learning statements
  • Engage students in goal setting and build shared ownership of data with students and parents

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Informing Instruction 

What you’ll learn

Differentiating Instruction

  • Build a shared understanding of differentiated instruction
  • Use MAP Growth reports to gauge student readiness
  • Identify instructional resources you can use to target diverse learning needs

Instructional Ladders

  • Design tiered, responsive instructional plans by integrating standards, MAP Growth data, and local curriculum
  • Engage with topics of interest, such as formative assessment or flexible grouping, to deepen your understanding of instructional planning

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Focusing on Growth

What you’ll learn

Investigating Growth

  • Gain a deeper understanding of growth and how it’s reported through MAP Growth
  • Build a framework to better understand growth over time and how it can impact goal setting at all levels
  • Analyze longitudinal MAP Growth data more deeply using relevant tools and coaching protocols

District and School Goal Setting

  • Establish a common language for discussing goals
  • Use MAP Growth tools to set goals that support school or district improvement plans
  • Incorporate your unique contextual factors into goal setting

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Student Learning Objectives: Using MAP for SLOs/SGOs

What you’ll learn

  • Know what to consider when developing Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) or Student Growth Objectives (SGOs)
  • How to use and analyze MAP Growth data when creating SLOs/SGOs
  • The four types of context and their effect on developing SLOs/SGOs

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MAP Skills

MAP Skills Basics

What you’ll learn

  • Practice assigning and taking missions, such as Skills Locators and/or Mastery Checks
  • Explore assessment reports and data, the skills framework, and learning resources
  • Apply MAP Skills data to support decision-making

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MAP Skills Essential Reports and Data  

What you’ll learn

  • Investigate and interpret reports and data, including the heat map and progress graph
  • Begin to apply MAP Skills missions and data to support your intended instructional use
  • Design a plan for how to incorporate MAP Skills into the classroom—including details on logistics, curriculum integration, and communication

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Virtual MAP Skills Basics

Ideal for smaller implementations of MAP Skills, this virtual workshop covers key concepts from two of our onsite workshops: MAP Skills Basics and MAP Skills Essential Reports and Data. This workshop includes two 2-hour sessions, led by our expert consultants.

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MAP Skills: Planning for Responsive Instruction

What you’ll learn

  • Understand and implement the key components of responsive lesson planning
  • Choose to learn more about helping high-achieving students, supporting English language learners, or incorporating the elements of Universal Design for Learning into lesson plans
  • Outline a plan for how to better incorporate evidence of student learning—and share it with peers

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Assessment Data for RTI  

What you’ll learn

  • Define and align current assessment data with appropriate uses
  • Identify tools and resources for screening students, monitoring progress, and determining mastery
  • Apply MAP Growth and MAP Skills data to key RTI practices

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Collaborative Problem Solving for Focused Intervention

What you’ll learn

  • Explore and practice strategies for effective data conversations
  • Investigate resources and reports from a variety of sources to discern implications for instruction
  • Practice a collaborative problem-solving approach to construct a focused intervention plan and generate goals for progress-monitoring

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OECD Test for Schools

Virtual Report Consultation 

This live, facilitated consultation is included with the test.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the purpose of the OECD Test for Schools
  • Familiarize yourself with the report and perform an initial analysis of your data
  • See how results can inform plans to support improvement

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Kick-off Consultative Call

What you’ll learn

  • This call is included in your data coaching session
  • Understanding your priorities will allow your coach to customize the professional learning to meet your needs

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Data Coaching 

What you’ll learn

  • Build collaborative inquiry skills to determine the right questions to ask
  • Engage a larger group in analyzing your OECD Test for Schools report—along with other key data points
  • Learn how to use structured data conversations to investigate evidence that can drive instructional decisions and organization planning in a systematic and meaningful way

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