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?
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?
Student Growth Test Site: www.houstonisd.org/mapgrowth
Student Fluency Test Site: www.houstonisd.org/mapfluency
MAP Setup Overview - Video
MAP Proctor Quick Start - Video
Set Up Testing Sessions - Video
Assigning Tests - Video
Practice Test User: grow, Password: grow
Assigning Passwords - Video
Student Resources - Videos
WHO DO I CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS AND SUPPORT?
For Technical Support
HISD Service Desk – firstname.lastname@example.org