The PSD Curriculum & Assessment Task Force recommends the use of either Riverside Insights ITBS, IowaFlex, or NWEA MAP® Growth assessments. Please see the boxes below for more information on these assessment options.
MAP® Testing Information
NWEA is prepared to support remote testing this Fall. Click here for more information.
Click here for a pre-test proctor check list.
NWEA MAP® testing windows are set by the individual school site. Other resources, such as parent letters and test reporting/interpretation information, is provided to the user directly by NWEA. Please note that implementation for first time MAP® testing takes 3-4 weeks prior to starting to test.
For more information about NWEA MAP® Growth Assessments for new schools please contact Brian Spears firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-548-5056. Schools with existing NWEA accounts should contact Nancy Barber Nancy.email@example.com or 503-444-6438. There are several training options for MAP® Assessments please ask about those as well.
We are pleased to announce for fall 2020 the availability of IowaFlex™ online adaptive interim assessments for K-8 Math and Reading. These assessments can be administered in a single class period, are suitable for remote testing, and provide immediate results.
In order to assist you to utilize Data Manager to its fullest capacity, we have provided you with these guides from Riverside Publishing. You will also find below a Compilation Guide for the tests and norms as well as a 5-page report from the University of Iowa that speaks to why your school may have seen a drop in test scores when we switched to the 2011 norms. You may find this information helpful in discussing test scores with your staff and parents. Thank you to Garry Unger for compiling all of this information!