New York State NWEA MAP SLOs and Growth Measures

Background

NWEA assessments have been approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for use in Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and in a Growth Model under Education Law §3012-D.

For both the SLO and Growth Model options, NWEA is partnering with Education Analytics (EA) to calculate results for teachers who teach grades K-10 in mathematics, reading, and language usage. Results will also be calculated at the grade level and school level. Districts who participate and provide all the necessary data will be provided with both Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and Growth Model results.

Since 2012, EA’s methodologies have been developed collaboratively with New York districts. Participant conferences and webinars give transparent reviews of the methodology and explain how results are translated to the 0-20 APPR scale.

Please review the list of assessments approved for use with APPR for 2017-18 here


Informational Webinar

On Monday, June 18th and Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, we held informational webinars providing an overview of the process for receiving growth results for the 2017-18 school year. To view a PDF version of the slide deck, please click here.


Preliminary Results Webinar

On Monday, July 30th, 2018, we held a recorded Preliminary Results webinar reviewing the timeline of events including the preliminary results "embargo period", deadlines for district change requests, key elements to review (including diagnostic files and verification of teacher coverage), and final results distribution. To view a PDF version of the slide deck, please click here.


Download the 2017-18 School Year Timeline here

Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)

The SLO approach compares the Fall-to-Spring growth of your teachers' students to NWEA's growth norms. The approach includes an adjustment for the standard error of growth to ensure students will only fail to meet their growth goal if their growth is statistically different from the growth norm. The result is a percentage of students whose growth meets or exceeds the growth norms translated to a 0-20 scale compatible with 3012-D's requirements.

For more information, see SLO

Growth Model

The growth model adjusts for the specific context of your teachers' students, including prior MAP score, English Language Learner Status, Special Education Status, Free/Reduced Price Lunch Status, and other student characteristics. This is commonly referred to as a value-added model.

For more information, see Growth Model

SLO vs. Growth Model

The table below outlines the differences between the metrics. For more information about these differences, see the 2016-17 Informational Webinar video posted above.

Results for APPR or for Informational Purposes

Results from SLOs and the Growth Model are translated to a 0-20 scale compatible with 3012-D's requirements. These results are hosted on a secure portal for districts to download and use either for APPR or for informational purposes.

Results are provided at the following levels:

(SLO and growth model)

Teacher-Level Results**

  • All subjects combined
  • Subject specific (Mathematics, Reading, or Language Usage)
  • Reading and Language Usage combined
  • Mathematics and Reading combined
  • Mathematics and Language Usage Combined

Grade-Level Results

  • All subjects combined
  • Subject specific (Mathematics, Reading, or Language Usage)
  • Reading and Language Usage combined
  • Mathematics and Reading combined
  • Mathematics and Language Usage Combined

School-Level Results

  • All subjects combined
  • Subject specific (Mathematics, Reading, or Language Usage)
  • Reading and Language Usage combined
  • Mathematics and Reading combined
  • Mathematics and Language Usage Combined

(SLO Only)

School-Level Results

  • Subject specific (Mathematics, Reading, or Language Usage)
  • Course-level results **
  • All subjects combined
  • Subject specific (Mathematics, Reading, or Language Usage)
  • Reading and Language Usage combined
  • Mathematics and Reading combined
  • Mathematics and Language Usage Combined

** Teachers who teach students in grades K-10 in mathematics, reading, or language usage per SIRS state course codes

Data Sources

EA will be collecting student demographic, course, and student-teacher linkage data to produce SLO and Growth Model results. Files in Student Information Repository System (SIRS) format will be collected by EA from participating districts, RICs/BOCES (Regional Information Centers/Boards of Cooperative Educational Services), or NYSED (New York State Department of Education). EA will combine these data files with NWEA testing data transferred from NWEA to EA (with district permission).

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