During the dates of September 22nd – September 30th, your child will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). We give students MAP tests to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year, in the areas of reading, literature, mathematics, and science.
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. With MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth. The students will take the tests online using Chromebooks.
MAP tests will not count as a grade for your child as they are merely intended to help us know the students’ current instructional level and will help us track their growth.
We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children. If you would like more information on resources for parents, you may download the Parent Toolkit at http://legacysupport.nwea.org/sites/www.nwea.org/files/resources/ParentToolkit.pdf