Using Moby Max with NWEA MAPs Reports
Our district has been using NWEA Testing for years. This year we have started using Moby Max to increase our math scores and we are working to integrate our MAPs information to increase our student growth.
Moby Max allows a teacher to select the lessons and topics that students practice. If your district also uses NWEA MAPs testing, you can use student reports to individualize their learning experience. Using test scores and suggested areas of focus, you can select the standards that are missing for your students and bring those to the top of their Moby Max lessons.
Moby Max has been shown to increase student scores and understanding by filling in gaps in their learning. Maybe they need more focus on their basic math facts. Maybe they missed the discussion about the different types of angles because they were sick for 3 days.
Combining Moby Max and NWEA MAPS Reports
The perfect blend of both of these programs will help you differentiate your students instruction and growth. Using the information provided in the reports on the NWEA site will help you determine which lessons your students should be working on. It helps you determine their strengths and weaknesses and adjust their instruction accordingly. You can use it for individual instruction as well as your whole class instruction. If I notice the majority of my class is struggling with addition patterns, then I know I need to do a whole group lesson and a few days of practice activities that are centered around patterns.
If you would like detailed instructions on how to use your MAPs reports with Moby Max, click on the image above or here.
Results Over Time
This school year, I started my students on Moby for Math at the beginning of the year. We tested on NWEA about 6 weeks into school. Most of my class tested really well and were at benchmark. I used those fall results to start customizing each students content.
After Christmas break we took our winter benchmark tests. All but a couple of kids increased their scores by 3-4 points. An average increase for the school year is 6-10 points. We are on target. A few of them increased 7-11 points. That is HUGE!! I’m super excited about the progress we have made. I teach a 3/4 combo. Individualizing each student learning with paper, pencil, and projects would be impossible. I would’t have time to breath. With a few clicks of a button, I have students who are engaged, learning, and excited to see their learning continue. They come and ask me what level they are, what they can do to increase, and we have great conversations about math and the topics they are working on.
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