• dyslexia information

  • WHAT IS MAP AND HOW WILL WE USE IT IN HISD?

    MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress. MAP is an online assessment that measures what students know and informs what they're ready to learn next. MAP Growth Reading K-2 measures growth from one term to another and provides learning statements on what a student is ready to learn next. MAP Reading Fluency measures foundational reading skills with an emphasis oral fluency

    WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO SCREEN FOR DYSLEXIA?

    In 2017, the 85th Texas Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 1886, amending Texas Education Code (TEC) §38.003, Screening and Treatment for Dyslexia, to require that all kindergarten and first-grade public school students be screened for dyslexia and related disorders.

    Early identification of students with dyslexia along with corresponding early intervention programs for these students will have significant implications for their future academic success.

    • Early identification is critical because the earlier the intervention, the easier it is to remediate.
    • Inexpensive screening measures identify at-risk children in mid-kindergarten with 85 percent accuracy.
    • If intervention is not provided before the age of eight, the probability of reading difficulties continuing into high school is 75 percent (pp. 279–280).

    -Straight Talk about Reading, Hall and Moats (1999)

    WHO WILL PARTICIPATE AND HOW?

    All Kindergarten and First grade students will participate. The testing window for first grade opens December 1, 2019 and closes January 12, 2020, and the testing window for kindergarten will open April 1, 2020 and close on April 30, 2020.

    WHAT WILL BE REQUIRED AND WHEN? 

    Date/Window

    Activity

    December 1st – January 12th

    All first-grade students will take the MAP Growth and MAP Fluency screeners

    January 13th – January 23th

    MAP Data Training for IAT Leaders – First grade data

    February 17th – February 21st

    MAP Coordinator Training for Kindergarten Administration

    April 1 – April 30

    All kindergarten students will take the MAP Growth and MAP Fluency screeners

    May 4th – May 8th

    MAP Data Training for IAT and Kindergarten Leaders – Kindergarten data

    Online Training Webinar 

     

    HOW DO I ACCESS THE ASSESSMENTS?

    HISD Employee Single Sign-On: www.houstonisd.org/mapadmin - Log in Troubleshooting Document

    Student Growth Test Site: www.houstonisd.org/mapgrowth

    Student Fluency Test Site: www.houstonisd.org/mapfluency

    MAP Help Center (requires no login)

    MAP GROWTH

    MAP FLUENCY

    Teacher Log In     Student Log In (disable pop-up blocker)

    Teacher Log In      Student Log In

    Student Resources - Videos

    MAP Reading Fluency Quick Start

    MAP Proctor Quick Start - Video

    Test Day Checklist

    Set Up Testing Sessions - Video

    Setting Up for Testing

    Assessment Coordination Guide

    Testing and Proctoring Students

    Interrupt and Continue Testing

    Assigning Tests - Video

    Practice Test User: grow, Password: grow

    Assigning Passwords - Video

    MAP Proctor Testing Tips

     Common Issues and Solutions

     

    WHO DO I CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS AND SUPPORT?

    Area

    Contact Information

    For Technical Support

    HISD Service Desk – servicedesk@houstonisd.org

     

    DYSLEXIA SCREENING PROTOCOL

    Sign-up for Admin Access to MAP Data

    Download the At-Risk Roster for your Campus

    Resource

    Description

    Dyslexia Screening Protocol

    Sample At-Risk Roster

    REFERENCE: This document outlines the steps in the process for the Dyslexia Screening requirements in First Grade and Kindergarten

    Texas Dyslexia Handbook

    REFERENCE: The Texas Dyslexia Handbook, 2018, can be used as a reference guide for state screening requirements and TEC §38.003

    Dyslexia Screening Flowchart

    REFERENCE: The Dyslexia Screening Flowchart can be used as a reference for decision making in the screening meeting.

    Dyslexia Screening Protocol - Training Slide Deck

    TRAINING: Review the training slides from the MAP Data Training in January

    At-Risk Notification Letter

    At-Risk Notification Letter (Spanish)

    BEFORE THE MEETING: For each student identified on the campus At-Rist Report, send this letter with the MAP Growth Family Report

    Parent Input Form

    Parent Input Form (Spanish)

    BEFORE THE MEETING: For each student identified on the roster as "At-Rist for Dyslexia", send this Parent Input Form with the MAP Growth Family Report.  (If a parent does not return this form, it is not a reason to delay the screening meeting)
    Teacher Input Form BEFORE THE MEETING: For each student on the Dyslexia At-Risk Report, end this form to each teacher and collect prior to the screening meeting

    Data Gathering Checklist

    BEFORE THE MEETING:This Data Gathering Checklist will be included in each dyslexia screening folder.  It is a Google Doc that can be printed or copied to your google drive.

    Dyslexia Screener Reporting Form

    Reporting Form - Hard Copy

    Guiding Questions

    DURING THE MEETING: Complete this electronic form at each meeting.  Ensure accuracy of the Student ID number and the email address of the IAT Rep before submitting each form.  Print and sign each form and keep the signed original in the student folder.

    Use the guiding questions to lead the team discussion.

    IAT Documents AFTER THE MEETING: Send a notice home to parents letting them know your next steps.  Refer to IAT procedures and documentation to move forward with an intervention plan or referal.