The MAP Growth Assessment by NWEA is a computer adaptive assessment that is administered to Warren Consolidated Schools (WCS) students in grades 1-10.  This interim assessment is administered twice during the school year – September/ October and March.  
MAP Growth is used to measure a student’s performance level at different times of the school.  The MAP Growth assessment is based on the same standards as the summative (state) tests, so they measure similar content.
MAP Growth helps schools and teachers know what your child is ready to learn at any point in time. In addition, teachers can see the progress of individual students and of their class as a whole. Principals and administrators can see the progress of a grade level, school, or the entire district.
Teachers receive immediate results that show what students know and what they are ready to learn.  The results from the assessment provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate instruction for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time.  The data collected from the NWEA MAP Growth Assessment allows teachers and the district to:

  1. Identify student strengths and weaknesses
  2. Inform instruction
  3. Monitor growth by measuring change in student performance over time
  4. Determine college readiness
  5. Measure mastery of core content standards
  6. Implement MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports)
  7. Inform placement decisions for groups, levels, and programs
  8. Compare student performance to that of local, state, and national groups
  9. Evaluate instructional programs, professional development, and curriculum
  10. Predict future performance
  11. Provide reliable and valid data to support district and state reporting requirements

Additional Information regarding the NWEA MAP Growth Assessment may be found at: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/

PSAT 8/9 & PSAT 10

The Michigan Department of Education requires that students in grades 3 and above are assessed annually via state identified summative assessments.  These assessments measure student knowledge of Michigan’s academic standards in English language arts (ELS), mathematics, science, and social studies.

The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) is a 21st Century assessment given to students in grades 3-8 and grade 11.  The online assessment, which was first administered in 2015, is designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards.  

The Michigan Merit Examination (MME) assesses students in grade 11 and eligible students in grade 12 based on Michigan high school standards. The MME is administered each spring, and consists of three components:

    • College Board SAT
    • WorkKeys® job skills assessments in reading, mathematics, and "locating information"
    • M-STEP Science and Social Studies

The PSAT is administered to students in grades 8, 9, and 10 to provide schools, students, and parents with information on what students know in ELA and mathematics. The PSAT also helps students prepare for the SAT college entrance exam given to high school juniors as part of the Michigan Merit Examination (MME)
Additional information on the state summative assessments may be found at: https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-22709_70117---,00.html