Parents, we will soon be entering the NWEA MAP Testing Season. The assessment is called North West Evaluation Association (NWEA), Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). This is an assessment that is given one time a year to students in order to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth from year to year. The tests are given on a computer and are in the areas of mathematics, reading, language usage and science.
MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. If a student gets several questions correct, question become more difficult and if a student answers several questions incorrectly, the level of difficulty become easier. With MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s academic growth. Over the next several weeks, your child will spend a total of about four hours completing these tests. The information gathered will be used for School Improvement purposes and other internal functions such as RTI/MTSS. Performance on these computer based tests have no bearing on student grades. Hatton Eielson Public School assesses K-10 students.
During our Spring Semester Parent Teacher Conferences, we plan to have a data sheet to share with all who participated in the assessment.