FALL MAP™ Season
Dear Parents :
From September 17 through October 26th, 2nd - 5th grade students will be taking 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, math, and language usage. Your
child will take the tests on a computer during our technology time.
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. 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 few weeks, your 2-5th grade child will spend a total of about
3 hours completing these tests.
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.
For more information on resources for parents,
download the Parent Toolkit http://www.nwea.org/support/article/930