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?
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?
Student Growth Test Site: www.houstonisd.org/mapgrowth
Student Fluency Test Site: www.houstonisd.org/mapfluency
Student Resources - Videos
MAP Proctor Quick Start - Video
Set Up Testing Sessions - Video
Assigning Tests - Video
Practice Test User: grow, Password: grow
Assigning Passwords - Video
WHO DO I CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS AND SUPPORT?
For Technical Support
HISD Service Desk – firstname.lastname@example.org
DYSLEXIA SCREENING PROTOCOL
REFERENCE: This document outlines the steps in the process for the Dyslexia Screening requirements in First Grade and Kindergarten
REFERENCE: The Texas Dyslexia Handbook, 2018, can be used as a reference guide for state screening requirements and TEC §38.003
REFERENCE: The Dyslexia Screening Flowchart can be used as a reference for decision making in the screening meeting. TRAINING: Review the training slides from the MAP Data Training in January BEFORE THE MEETING: For each student identified on the campus At-Rist Report, send this letter with the MAP Growth Family Report 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
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.
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.