Data Question of the Month! Using NWEA Norms to Establish Goals on State Tests
May 14, 2013
Posted By: Mike Dahlin
Question: How do we use NWEA norms to identify student performance and growth goals around meeting state proficiency standards?
Answer: Simply put, we can’t.
NWEA performance and growth norms are nationally representative, and the students who comprised those norming samples came from all 50 states. Consequently, NWEA norms inform us of how a student’s observed MAP performance or growth compares to other similar kids across the nation.
The Kingsbury Center’s core asset is a powerful data warehouse that contains the most extensive collection of student growth data in the United States, collected over more than 12 years and encompassing millions of student test records.