During the weeks of October 9-27, students in grades 1-8 will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). We give students MAP tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in the areas of reading, language, and math. Students will take the tests on a computer, Chromebook, or iPad.
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for the student’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth. Over the next couple of weeks, your child will spend a total of about 2 hours completing these tests.
This is our second year for MAP testing. This year students will be tested in Fall, Winter and Spring. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s results and growth.
We are truly excited to begin using MAP data in grades 1-8 to help us focus on every child’s individual growth and achievement. This data will help us ensure students are making adequate progress and help us better personalize learning for every student.