MAP: MEASURING WHAT MATTERS

Winter Screening - Nov. 27 - December 8

1. Tips to Prepare Students

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2. MAP Warm Ups


  • Grades K - 2: This short video explains why and how to take MAP Growth Tests
  • To help students still new to computers, use this mouse skills checklist


  • Grades 3 and up: This short video explains why and how to take MAP Growth Tests


Have students try the sample tests (below) on their own a day or two before testing

3. Strategies for easing anxiety on test day

Fear, anxiety, stress, pressure, and worry. Children feel some or all of these emotions on test day. These “yucky” feelings can also have a negative impact on their performance. Parents, you can do something about this.



By writing a letter to your child on test day, you can replace these emotions with confidence and positive thoughts. The letter can tell them how much you love them, believe in them and are proud of them.


When your child reads your letter, they will go into the test with a positive mindset that will encourage them to try their hardest and prepare them to succeed. In essence, you’re giving your child the invaluable gift of self-esteem!

Sample message below:


Dearest Collin,


We are so proud of you and know that you will do so great on the tests you are about to take.

Please just take your time and do the best that you can do.

We believe in you!


Love,
Mommy and Daddy


Personalize the letter even more by including pictures of your child's favorite athlete or toy characters giving them words of encouragement


adapted from: http://www.sunburstgifts.org/kids/write-letter-child-test-day/

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