Weekly News, Part 2
January 4, 2021
NWEA MAP Assessments; Kindergarten to Grade 8
Beginning January 11th, students will take NWEA MAP Growth assessments on a computer or tablet. 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.
MAP Growth tests are unique, as it adapts 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.
Students in Kindergarten- Grade 2 will take assessments in Reading and Math while students in Grades 3 through 8 grades will participate in Reading, Math and Language Usage. Each test, while untimed, typically takes less than one hour. 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. We request that students are on-time and fully rested to ensure they are able to concentrate at their best. For students testing remotely, we ask that a parent/ adult be available to support as needed during designated testing times.
More information about in-person and remote testing, including the schedule, will be sent tomorrow.
For your reference, the Family Guide to MAP Growth in both English and Spanish will provide additional detail and understanding of the assessments. If you would like to see a sample of the MAP Assessment, please visit studentresources.nwea.org.