• 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, 2019 and close on April 30, 2019.

    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 17th

    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 Leaders – Kindergarten data

     

    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 Video Tutorials

    MAP GROWTH

    MAP FLUENCY

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

    Teacher Log In      Student Log In

    MAP Setup Overview - Video

    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

    MAP Help Center (requires no login)

    MAP Help Center (requires no login)

             Common Issues and Solutions

      Student Resources - Videos

     

     

     

    WHO DO I CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS AND SUPPORT?

    Area

    Contact Information

    For Technical Support

    HISD Service Desk – servicedesk@houstonisd.org