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Measuring academic progress

The Northwest Evaluation Associations Measures of Academic


Progress test is typically given three times a year. Its better known
as NWEA, for the test maker, or MAP.
More familiar high-stakes standardized tests given once a year
measure whether students are performing at grade level. NWEA
MAP measures how much academic progress a student makes
from the beginning to the middle and, finally, to the end of the
school year regardless of whether theyre working at, below
or above grade level.
NWEA proponents say the assessment provides immediate feedback that can help teachers decipher what kind of help students
need throughout the school year.
In Peoria School District 150, kindergarten through tenth-graders
take some version of the assessment in reading and math. The
chart shows the percentage of growth in MAP scores from the
beginning to the middle of the year for individual schools.
Figures represent percent
change in improvement

READING

READING

MATH

MATH

3rd-10th

K-2nd

3rd-10th

K-2nd

Calvin Coolidge

1.7

n/a

1.63

n/a

Charter Oak Primary School

2.3

3.26

2.25

5.68

Day Treatment

1.17

n/a

2.05

-1.28

Franklin Primary School

2.52

3.63

2.5

5.34

Glen Oak Primary School

2.45

4.24

2.47

5.86

Greeley Alternative School

3.87

n/a

2.51

n/a

Guardian Angel

1.43

n/a

3.37

n/a

Harrison Primary School

2.5

3.87

2.02

4.89

Hines Primary School

2.42

4.06

2.6

5.77

Kellar Primary School

3.11

4.28

2.73

7.37

Knoxville Center

-2.8

n/a

-1.92

n/a

Lincoln Middle School

2.41

3.4

2.1

5.74

Lindbergh Middle School

2.14

n/a

2.17

n/a

Manual Academy

0.73

n/a

0.74

n/a

Mark Bills Middle School

3.53

n/a

2.59

n/a

Northmoor Primary School

2.22

3.23

2.92

6.88

Peoria High School

1.56

n/a

1.09

n/a

Richwoods High School

0.88

n/a

1.18

n/a

Rolling Acres Middle School

1.44

n/a

1.68

n/a

Roosevelt Magnet School

3.65

4.13

2.29

5.65

Sterling Middle School

1.6

n/a

2.14

n/a

Thomas Jefferson School

2.44

3.26

3.21

5.66

Trewyn School

1.54

2.89

1.25

6.41

Valeska Hinton ECEC

n/a

n/a

n/a

6.66

Von Steuben Middle School

1.51

n/a

1.55

n/a

Washington Gifted School

0.85

n/a

1.83

n/a

Whittier Primary School

2.37

2.95

3.81

4.66

Woodrow Wilson

2.76

2.99

2.73

5.82

Woodruff Tech Center


Average percent change
SOURCE: Peoria School District 150

1.08

2.89

2.52

9.74

1.89

3.63

1.89

5.86