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Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Aug 24, 2021

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MAP Testing Approaches

Dear Parents/Guardians,


Over the course of the next two weeks, students in grades 1-8 will be taking the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. The MAP assessment consists of both Reading and Math portions, and is one of the ways teachers and administrators collect data on student academic growth throughout the school year. The collected data can then be used to help cater instruction and support for the specific needs of each student. This school year, students will be taking the MAP assessment three times; once during the Fall trimester, once during the Winter trimester, and once during the Spring trimester.


The MAP assessment is unique in that it is adaptive and will adjust according to student responses. This means the questions become more difficult as your child answers correctly, or become less difficult if your child answers a question incorrectly. Therefore, your child takes an assessment targeted specifically to their learning level. Additionally, the MAP assessment is aligned with the Common Core State Standards, which is reflected in our English/Language Arts and Math curricula. If you are interested in learning more about the MAP assessment please visit https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/.


If you would like some recommendations for helping your student feel prepared for testing, please see our “What can I do to help my child feel prepared for tests/assessments” document.


Schedule for the MAP assessment


Daniel Wright Junior High School:

Students at Daniel Wright Junior High School will be taking the Fall MAP assessment on Thursday, August 26, and Friday, August 27, 2021. You will receive the results of the fall assessment in October.


For our BYO iPad families (only certain 8th graders), please make sure your child’s iPad has the free, NWEA Secure Testing app installed. When using the iPad, please use the App Store app and search NWEA Secure Testing.


Half Day School:

Students at Half Day School will be taking the Fall MAP assessment on Tuesday, August 31, and Wednesday, September 1, 2021. You will receive the results of the fall assessment in October.


Laura B Sprague School:

Second-grade students at Laura B Sprague School will be taking the Fall MAP assessment on Tuesday, August 31, and Wednesday, September 1, 2021.


First-grade students will be taking the Fall MAP assessment on Thursday, September 2, and Friday, September 3, 2021.


Early childhood and kindergarten students do not take the MAP test.


You will receive the results of the fall assessment in October.


Thank you so much for partnering with us to help support your child. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.


Sincerely,

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