MAP data and Reading Counts?

Can we use our NWEA/MAP generated lexile as baseline for students so they don't need to take another test?

Posted on: September 28 2017
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  • AskDee

    Please use the Reading Inventory for students. NWEA/MAP uses correlations to compute the Lexile level. Reading Inventory computes Lexile level natively. They will produce two different scores. One is not better than the other, but they are two different tests. Many schools use the NWEA/MAP as additional data point for students to decide who to select for READ 180. That is a great use of those scores. Dee, Ask Dee at the READ 180 Community

    Not recommended. I will give you an example. One student's NWEA lexile is a 709 but her SRI is a 772!!!! taken just 2 days apart. There is quite a difference in the tests.


    Thank you, staleyak, for a concrete example of how the tests return different scores.

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