The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has approved the MAP Growth System and Skills Checklists from the not-for-profit NWEA as initial and extensive assessments to support the state’s Early Literacy Initiative. Starting this fall, districts can use NWEA’s assessment solutions to screen young students and measure their academic performance and growth in the early grades. Because the MAP Growth System is tightly aligned with Michigan’s K-3 English Language Arts standards, it can help teachers determine if students are on track for the third grade, as well as predict how they may perform on state tests.
Educators can use the results to differentiate instruction for students in need of remediation and high performers requiring additional enrichment. NWEA has forged partnerships with the largest array of commonly used curriculum providers, giving Michigan educators the greatest flexibility to personalize instruction for students performing at every level.