For schools or districts who have chosen to implement the Imagine Galileo ELA Benchmark or the NWEA™ MAP® Growth Assessment, the article below applies only to students in Grade Pre-K. If your school or district is using the Imagine Language & Literacy (IL&L) assessments, this article applies to all grade levels. If you aren't sure which assessment your school is using, read Checking which assessment option your organization is using.
After your students have completed the Placement test or Benchmark test, Administrators can review test results for any student in their school or district, and Teachers can review test results for any students that are assigned to them.
You can view the Placement test and Benchmark test scores at the same time from the same view.
After students complete two or more Benchmarks, compare your students' growth with the average expected growth. Are students showing half the expected gains between the BOY and MOY Benchmarks? Are students growing the full expected amount between the BOY and EOY Benchmarks?
When analyzing student assessment data, keep the following recommendations in mind:
- Clean your data before processing (e.g., remove any students with missing or incomplete data or who are no longer at your school).
- Analyze data for each grade level or performance level separately.
- Analyze subgroup data (e.g., special education; English language learners) separately from other student data.
- Consider student usage levels and number of lessons attempted/passed. For example, students with sporadic usage likely won't demonstrate as much growth as students with consistent usage.
- Consider students’ starting points when interpreting results. Students whose beginning assessment scores are significantly below grade level may show more growth than students whose beginning assessment scores are at or above grade level.