I have listed the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) results for the state in Language Arts and Mathematics for grades 3rd – 8th by district and ranked them by percent scoring in the top two levels. Using the percent in the top two levels seems to be the preferred method of determining the percent scoring a “Proficient-type” score, which is the goal score range. I feel pretty confident in the data at this point, but please let me know if you spot any errors.
Simply click the link below to access the ranking report:
*These rankings are for informational purposes only. True growth information is not available due to the fact this was the first time the MAP assessments were given. Growth is far more valuable information on determining whether learning took place and to what degree rather than end-of-year scores only, which only tell us where students in a district “ended up” without knowledge of where they “began.” The state has attempted to equate the 2014-2015 Mississippi PARCC assessment scores with the 2015-2016 MAP assessment scores in order to determine growth for accountability model purposes. However, the accuracy of such a comparison with only one year’s worth of data on either assessment is questionable to say the least.