## Day 103 - Tips for Taking a Test - MAP Test 2 - 2014 - 02.11.docx - Section 1: Map Test

*Day 103 - Tips for Taking a Test - MAP Test 2 - 2014 - 02.11.docx*

# MAP it Out: Part 2

Lesson 21 of 21

## Objective: SWBAT show how much they have grown on the Winter MAP test.

#### Map Test

*60 min*

Students enter the classroom silently and see computers and goal setting sheets on their desks. I ask all students not to touch their computers and instead look at the paper on their desk. Since students have taken this test before they already understand what it looks like and the fact that they will be doing it on computers.

For the past two weeks, students have been discussing their MAP scores from the fall with their afternoon advisors. Advisors have been responsible for facilitating conversations where students share some of the most frustrating parts of this test. One piece shared by many is that the test “keeps getting harder”.

Advisories are held on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 and have proven very valuable in having conversations about achievement, and specifically in the last two weeks, about the MAP test. We have shared with our students the research which shows high ** growth **is largely correlated with more options in college and a brighter future. It’s important for students to understand that this test isn’t about getting a high score, but instead it’s about showing growth. When the questions get harder, it’s because the test is pushing you as far as it can, so it is a good sign if the questions get harder. It means they’re doing so well the test keeps pushing them up!

Although this test may not be available to some schools, the points we reviewed in each of these advisories are points I feel can be used for any test taking situation, including state tests. Attached to this lesson are some resources we used for goal setting.

Students are expected to make 1.5 – 2 years of growth each year as measured by this test. We calculated the midpoint of this growth for each student to come up with a Winter RIT goal. These sheets will be waiting for students when they take a seat so that they may record their RIT scores when the test ends and see for themselves if they made the growth expected. This resource can be molded to fit any other form of assessment or benchmark. It can also be modified for use with unit testing and goal setting.

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- UNIT 1: Integers
- UNIT 2: Operations with Rational Numbers
- UNIT 3: Expressions and Equations - The Basics
- UNIT 4: Multi-step Equations, Inequalities, and Factoring
- UNIT 5: Ratios and Proportional Relationships
- UNIT 6: Percent Applications
- UNIT 7: Statistics and Probability
- UNIT 8: Test Prep
- UNIT 9: Geometry

- LESSON 1: Mastering Rational Numbers
- LESSON 2: Introducing Ratios and Rates in Word Problems
- LESSON 3: Best Buy
- LESSON 4: Ratio Tables
- LESSON 5: Quiz + Graphing Proportional Relationships
- LESSON 6: Bar Models and Ratios
- LESSON 7: Unit Rates and Ratio Tables
- LESSON 8: The Constant of Proportionality
- LESSON 9: Quiz + The Constant of Proportionality in Equations and Tables
- LESSON 10: Put it Together - Equations y = kx
- LESSON 11: Equations and Bar Models + The Constant of Proportionality
- LESSON 12: Identifying the Constant of Proportionality
- LESSON 13: Determine and Interpret Proportionality through Table and Graphs - Day 95
- LESSON 14: Quiz + Similar Figures
- LESSON 15: Scale Drawings
- LESSON 16: Map Scales
- LESSON 17: Let's Dream About a Different Place...
- LESSON 18: Practice Test
- LESSON 19: Unit 5 Test
- LESSON 20: Unit 5 Test Debrief
- LESSON 21: MAP it Out: Part 2