Starting on Wednesday, September 15 and ending on September 17, students will complete the Measures of Academic Progress benchmark assessment from Northwest Evaluation Association, or NWEA MAP, for mathematics and reading. MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth at different times of the school year. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students.
MAP Growth tests are unique and adapt 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. This year, students will take the MAP growth assessment in the fall and again in the spring. 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. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly. If you would not like your child to participate in this assessment, please contact the Assistant Principal, Karin Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please understand that if you choose to exempt your student from the assessment no scores or summary of individual student performance will be provided to you or your student. For more information about MAP Growth, visit NWEA.org/familytoolkit.