Elementary Map Testing Goal

Self Assessment

Student Learning Goal

As an elementary school educator, my expectations are that every student will work towards achieving proficiency in the Common Core Math/ELA standards. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the district’s Math/ELA requirements and expectations. It will be important for me to model the process, strategies, and procedures for various Math/ELA concepts to achieve exemplary Math/ELA skills. Using the MAP benchmark assessment, I will determine whether or not the students have demonstrated proficiency in the elements of Math/ELA. If lacking proficiency, unit and weekly assessments will be used to guide further instruction in the elements of Math/ELA.

Professional Practice Goal

After reviewing the new MAP growth benchmark testing, I realize I have the following questions relating to its implementation and to utilizing this online testing:

How can I access individual, as well as, class data/scores?

On what devices and how can the practice sessions be best attained for students?



Student Learning Goal

In order to improve student performance on computer-based testing for (ELA or Math) MCAS, I will utilize available resources so that the majority of my students score at least in the (50th percentile) on grade level M.A.P. benchmark for (Math or ELA)

Professional Practice Goal

By June 2018, I will gain a thorough understanding of the new M.A.P. Growth benchmark testing.

Student Learning Goals: Planned Activities

I will use the reports that NWEA provides from Fall and Winter benchmark to level my groups to drive instructional needs in (Math or ELA).

I will utilize supplemental resources (Newsela, Reading Assistant, ESpark, Wonders, Fast Math, Reading Assistant Spell/Vocab City), both online and paper, to target specific standards/skills for my students on a weekly basis.

I will use PLC time with colleagues to discuss student progress using class level reports to adjust instruction.

I will use the data sheets following each benchmark session to adjust groups and/or instruction to meet the needs of all students.

Support Resources: The school will provide time for PLC opportunities for interventionists to collaborate with teachers to discuss strategies and best practices. The district has trained teachers to be in-district trainers who can also answer questions as needed. NWEA has online video tutorials that staff can access to assist with reports.

Time Line: By January 1, 2018, I will be able to discuss with colleague how to access student reports that allow me to adjust learning groups. By March 1, 2018, I will share and discuss during PLC time and/or with the building administrator student data. By June 1, 2018 I will reflect on and provide evidence to the building administrator on progress made by my students on their (Reading or Math) M.A.P. benchmarks.

Professional Practice: Planned Activities

  1. I will attend district professional development for administering M.A.P. benchmarks.
  2. I will attending school-based professional development sessions to learn about different types of reporting features to help drive instruction for my students.
  3. I will meet with the building principal or an in-district trainer for additional coaching, if needed.
  4. I will be able to read basic teacher level and class level reports to identify strengths and weaknesses for all of my students.
  5. I will attend building-based PLC time to collaborate with colleagues to share experiences using the M.A.P. reporting features.

Supports from school district

  1. The district/school will provide professional development for N.W.E.A. MAP benchmark.
  2. The school’s building principal will provide additional PLC time, if needed, to support classroom teachers and interventionists.
  3. The district has trained teachers to be in-district trainers who can also act as coaching answering questions as needed.


  1. By January 1, 2018, I will be able to use and/or describe how to use the basic class report.
  2. By March 2018, I will have attended all the district’s provided training for N.W.E.A.
  3. By June 2018, I will able to utilize various reporting features in NWEA to help drive the instructional needs of my students.