We’re back in business, everybody! It was such a pleasure spending the summer with so many of you at your schools. We learn so much about the great work you do on a daily basis, and you always inspire us. We sincerely thank you for letting us learn alongside you this summer.
Now that school is back in session and assessments are underway, we wanted to share some exciting news with you. Many of our member schools assess students using NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress). NWEA recently released its linking study results. For each category (Reading/ELA and math), the tables below show three sets of RIT (Ready for Instruction Today) scores (what content students are ready to learn) and nationally normed percentages for each grade level. These represent the predictive range for each testing window: fall, winter and spring. OSTP (Oklahoma State Testing Program) cut score predictions (scores that determine proficiency for Oklahoma students) are also listed below for those of you who are using an alternate form of assessment.
The complete report with additional details can be accessed at https://www.nwea.org/resources/oklahoma-linking-study/. These two tables are on pages 11-12 of the complete report. As the tables indicate, Oklahoma students will need to perform well to reach the proficient and advanced levels. If you need assistance with the linking study, don’t hesitate to contact us.
We have some important trainings coming up!
This seems to be the new buzzword in the media these days--from international athletes (making the wrong choices) to our presidential nominees (making the wrong choices) to our own children (making the wrong choices).
Our summer was a whirlwind of trainings, and back-to-school is gearing up to be the same!
On January 24th Google made some exciting announcements for Chromebooks in education at The Bett Show. This is going to mean big things for schools, and I wanted to share this exciting news with you.