Spring MAP Results, 2024

Atlanta Public Schools began administering the NWEA MAP exam1 as a formative assessment during the 2021-2022 school year. MAP results include a predicted Georgia Milestones achievement level for each student tested. The graph below shows the percentage of students predicted to score proficient or higher on the spring Milestones in math based on the spring MAP administration.

The graph shows that projected proficiency by elementary school ranges from 80% to as low as 5%. Use the option on the right to change test dates or grade level, or to switch to reading.

The next graph shows spring MAP performance by race and ethnicity.

The graph shows large racial achievement gaps at several schools. For additional context, see this post from 2020 that shows Milestones achievement by race/ethnicity graphed against poverty levels.

Mouseover or tap a data point to view the projected proficiency rate. Use the filters on the side to view results by other categories, including English learner status, income, and students with disabilities. Groups with less than 15 students are censored, so the student count in this graph might not sum to the counts in the first graph.

The next graph shows spring MAP performance by poverty status, using direct certification. Students are directly certified for free lunch if their household receives state anti-poverty aid (SNAP or TANF) or if they are identified as homeless, unaccompanied youth, foster, or migrant. See this link for more information.

The graph shows that Garden Hills has the highest projected proficiency rate among direct certification students at 26%. The graph does not include Mary Lin Elementary school because they had less than 15 tested students who have been directly certified for free lunch.

The last graph shows fall-to-spring math growth quintiles by school. Growth percentiles are calculated by MAP based on national norms and shown in quintile bands below. The quintiles range from low: 0th to 20th percentile growth to high: 81st to 100th percentile growth.

The graph is sorted by the percentage of students with average or better growth. Use the filters to switch to reading or change grades.

These results will be somewhat similar to Georgia’s Student Growth Percentiles (SGP) as a measure of student growth. However, there are a few differences. The SGP results measure Milestones growth from April to April on the Milestones, while the MAP Growth Targets measure growth from August to March on MAP. Also, the MAP exam is adaptive (which allows more precise measurement with fewer questions), and students who are particularly high or low-scoring will receive off-grade level questions, while the Milestones only include grade-level questions. Internal analysis of last year’s data found a correlation of 0.5 between a school’s median SGP score and their median growth percentile.

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  1. The full exam name is “MAP Growth,” which this blog will refer to as “MAP” to avoid confusion with student growth models.