32nd Edition, March 27, 2023
A Note From the Principal...
Your child will be taking our final round of MAP on April 4th (Reading) and April 6th (Math). This end of year information helps us to measure progress for all students, plan instruction and set building and grade level goals for the 23-24 school year. It is important that we get the most accurate data possible. Below is some information on MAP and some ways you can help!
What you should now about MAP
- MAP stands for Measure of Academic Performance.
- It measures growth and grade level proficiency.
- Our Campus Improvement Plan is linked directly to ALL students making growth. It states that AT LEAST 60% of our students campus wide will meet their end of year MAP goal in reading and Math.
- You cannot "study" for MAP but your child's teacher has been preparing him/her all year based on his/her academic levels.
- Students will only get 50% of the questions correct. The test levels up or down based on answers until it finds your child's academic level. Students will NOT know the answer to all the questions presented so that we can gather information about how to instruct them next.
- Each MAP test should take about 40-60 minutes. The test is NOT timed. Children can have more or less time then the suggested 40-60 minutes.
How you can help
- Encourage your child through notes, words of affirmation and hugs!
- Make sure he/she gets a good night's sleep each night before test day.
- Make sure your child eats a full and healthy breakfast! (no sugar)
- Send her/him to school with a healthy snack and a water bottle.
- Remind them to slow down and take his/her time! It is impossible to get accurate scores when students just "click" through the test.
- Ask him/her what their goal is? Each child has been tracking his/her own data all year long.
- Ask him/her what skills he/she has been working on to prepare him/her?
- Remind him/her to take as many breaks as he/she needs to refocus.
- If your student receives testing accommodations encourage him/her to use them!
This is an opportunity for us to really show what students have learned this year. It is also a chance for teachers to celebrate their efforts and hard work. #prestwickproud
Jamey J. Allen
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