MAP Testing Starts on March 16
Your student will be taking the Math and English MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a computer in their English/Language Arts and Math courses on the following dates:
March 16-17: English
March 22-23: Math
Makeup Testing - On-going March 18- March 26
Online students will test during these two weeks as well. Please look for communication from your online advisory teacher.
MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students. In this unusual year, we will be using this data to explore what our students still need to learn as we transition back to in-person learning. Test results will also be one data point in determining 2021-2022 7th grade course placement for current 6th grade students.
MAP Growth tests are unique, and they adapt to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.
MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject and have the same starting performance level. Each school year, students in grades 6-8 take the tests in late September and again in March. Following each testing period, you will receive a Family Report showing a summary of how your child is performing academically.
We are truly excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about MAP Growth, visit NWEA.org/familytoolkit.
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Students both in-person and online will be taking the NWEA MAP tests beginning March 16-23.