MAPS scores not so great...

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  1. teacherguy111

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    Should I be worried about maps students growth scores not being so great? It is my first year teaching language arts in 4th grade. That is what our evaluation is based on, maps scores growth along with observations. I would love to move to social studies one day, but that is a different story....
     
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    Can you share more? What is "not that great"? Did their scores drop, or did they just not grow as much as they should have?

    I think whether your school takes this seriously or not depends on your admin, district, and your state.

    I also think that, personally, having low test scores is no reason to beat yourself up. It's a good challenge for next year - you know how you need to improve, and can see what you're doing right and what you need to change in your instruction. If your kids scored low on nonfiction, for example, you know you need to vamp up that area next year. You're a new teacher, you're still figuring things out, and that's okay I think!
     
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