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I teach 5th/6th grade math and science, but I love finding fun books to explain science and math concepts using books that keep the students engaged. I can make sure to give them several options on their reading level to choose from and know I am meeting a majority of my students needs because they can listen to other book be read if they so choose. My students have learned so much from science graphic novels!
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NWEA MAP is a great assessment for 1st grade and up. It directly aligns with the college and career standards. It can predict achievement on the ACT and state assessments. NWEA MAP used with kindergarten is not as aligned. It is very difficult for new kindergarteners to take. Most students guess because the assessment gets very long for them. It is a great assessment for the middle of the year for high achievers and at the end of the year for all students who are entering 1st grade.
Read full review Pros Helps students gain comprehension by suggesting reading materials at their level. Because the program has the capacity to read to the students, they get a to hear a good role model which helps develop fluency and accuracy in their reading. It is easy to access and helps keep students on track with their reading goals. Read full review NWEA MAP Suite calculates projected growth for individual students based on their grade level and RIT score for each subject. Projected growth can be found on many different reports. Read full review Cons I could never figure it out. Students levels from their STAR test did not translate into the books suggested on myON. The platform is cumbersome and inaccessible for students and teachers. I am fairly tech-savvy, but I could never navigate through and understand how myON worked. Eventually, I gave up and switched to Epic. The book selection was poor. Only the non-fiction books were interesting to my students. None of the popular titles and authors were available. It was a big disappointment and frustration for me and my students. Read full review NWEA MAP has technical issues during prime testing times (fall, winter, and spring). It is as if the system gets overloaded and cannot handle all of the students logged on at once. I would like to be able to see the reports immediately. Currently, you have to wait until the next day for the scores to be available. Read full review Support Rating
I believe this product provides students with faster and easier access to books. This increases their time spent on task reading. myON reader is a product that is great for students and teachers.
If there are any issues and concerns while using myON, there are many help resources available to offer assistance.
myON Reader works so well with the rest of the Renaissance Platform. This consistency is great for everyone!
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The customer service is phenomenal! Every time I call, which is not very often, I always get a friendly agent that works hard to solve my problem and does not give up. They look at all angles of the issue and will go above and beyond to help. For example, our students are rostered by connecting NWEA MAP Suite to our SIS, and sometimes there is a glitch. NWEA will call the other software company if necessary, to help get the glitch fixed.
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Renaissance myON is hands down the best as compared to
. I am allowed to consistently monitor my students. I am able to print reports to help evaluate student progress. I can also use these reports during parent/teacher conferences so parents and guardians can see where their student is throughout the year. They are able to see how their interests change along with how the reading level improves.
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NWEA MAP Suite is more directly aligned to our college and career readiness state standards and ACT. The questions are more rigorous than
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. The reports on the NWEA MAP Suite are more detailed and exact in where the data came from.
Read full review Return on Investment Students continued to read on their level and were motivated by all of the books being an AR book with a quiz and points to earn. Read full review Allowed us to test students 3x a year to better evaluate if a student is growing or not. The data from the MAP assessment may be included as part of the placement review process along with other data points, such as student work samples and other assessment data to help determine if a student is ready for the next grade level. Read full review ScreenShots