If your district has chosen the NWEA ™ MAP ® Growth Assessment as the assessment provider for Imagine Math, you must decide which learning pathways will be auto-assigned to your students in Grades 3 and up. During the NWEA implementation process, District Administrators must select a pathway configuration from the table below and discuss this choice with their Customer Success Manager (CSM).
The Default option inserts a personalized set of prerequisite lessons in students' rostered grade-level pathway based on their overall score on the NWEA MAP Growth Assessment for Math.
The Supplement option assigns domain-specific pathways based on individual RIT score ranges in addition to the grade-level pathway with its precursor lessons.
No matter which option your district selects, Administrators and Teachers always have the ability to manually assign other pathways to Imagine Math 3+ students at any time. (See more about this at the bottom of this article.)
Choosing an NWEA MAP pathways configuration:
Administrators, use the information in the table below to decide how your organization will implement the NWEA pathways for students in Grades 3 and up. Only one option can be selected for your entire district.
Students in Grades PreK-2 are given only one pathway, which is based on their rostered grade level.
Students receive one on-grade-level pathway
Once the NWEA MAP scores are integrated, the student's rostered grade-level pathway is personalized with additional prerequisite/remedial lessons based on the student's overall RIT score from the NWEA Assessment.
This option only inserts lessons on or below a student's rostered grade level based on their assessment results. Above-grade-level content will not be inserted.
Imagine Learning recommends the Default option for:
Students receive one on-grade-level pathway and multiple domain-specific pathways
As with the default option, students are automatically enrolled in their rostered grade-level pathway with personalized prerequisite/remedial lessons based on their overall NWEA score.
The domain-specific pathways can be at a skill level above, on, or below the student's rostered grade level. For example, if a 5th-grade student is performing at grade level in one domain, but above grade level in another, they automatically receive varying content levels catered to them based on their test results.
Imagine Learning recommends the Supplement configuration for:
Students may repeat lessons since both the grade-level pathway and the NWEA domain-specific pathways draw from the same pool of lessons in Imagine Math 3+.
No matter which configuration above is selected, at any time, Teachers and Administrators can also manually assign one or more grade-level pathways, domain-specific pathways, or any other custom pathways they create. These pathways will appear in the student's list of pathways when they log into Imagine Math, and educators must tell students which pathway they should select from the list. For more information, refer to Assigning pathways to Imagine Math 3+ students.
With either option, Setting up and using NWEA™ MAP® with Imagine Learning and Sharing NWEA™ MAP® Growth scores with Imagine Learning need to be completed as part of the rostering process.