Dear Parents and Guardians,
During the week of September 12th, 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 and Mathematics. Your child will take the tests on a computer.
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child's level of learning. As a result, each students 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. Over the next few days, your child will spend a total of two (2) hours completing these tests.
Each school year, students in grades 4-10 take the tests in September, January and May. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child's 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.
For more information on resources for parents, click on the "RELATED DOCUMENTS" tab on the right side of this webpage for the NWEA Parent Toolkit, related documents and other pertinent information, or on the website at http://www.nwea.org
The school principals or I would be very glad to answer any questions you may have.
Katherine Ericson, Chief Academic Officer