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NWEA Parent Toolkit
Van Dyke Public Schools has a universal screening program for students in grades six through ten. A universal screening is a test or a battery of tests that every student in the school takes in each fall, winter, and spring. The results of the test are used to identify students who need extra help with reading and math.
The two assessments Van Dyke is using are the Measures of Academic Progress, published by the Northwest Educational Association (NWEA) and the Scholastic Reading Inventory, published by Scholastic Reading. The Measures of Academic Progress and the Scholastic Reading Inventory both measure reading. The results, however, are reported in different formats and therefore are not comparable. Neither test has a grade equivalent assigned to the score.
Measures of Academic Progress Scores are reported as a Raush Unit or RIT and the longer version provides five data points. For example, the reading score includes a total RIT and then scores for Word Recognition, Narrative Text, Informational Text and Comprehension. The NWEA Measures of Academic Progress tests are more comprehensive than the Scholastic Reading Inventory and allow teachers to determine where students are experiencing difficulties so they can tailor their instructional program to better fit the needs of their individual students. More information regarding the Measures of Academic Progress at NWEA.
The Scholastic Reading Inventory provides only one data point which is reported as a LEXILE level. There are two kinds of LEXILE levels; one for books and one for students. The Scholastic Reading Inventory scores are used to match books to students’ ability levels, not their grade level. LEXILE formulas are own by MetaMetric. More information about LEXILE levels.
Students often experience variances in their ability to read based on the type of book they are reading. Student test results can vary as well. We are looking at student performance on a number of tests over a period of time. A test score is a snapshot of a student’s performance on one day in time. We will gather many snapshots over the course of students’ middle and high school career. While scores from the last test event are important, what’s more important are the scores students receive the next time they take the test. We are looking for growth over time. The scores from these tests and other assessments will be used to select the types of instructional programs and courses students need to be successful.