Measures of Academic Progress™ (MAP) help to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of mathematics, reading, and language arts. Your child will take these tests on a computer. MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. Over those few days, your child will spend a total of about three hours completing these tests. Each school year, students in the 7-year-olds class through Secondary 4 take the tests in the Fall and then again in the Spring. At the end of the testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth from last Spring to the present, and then again in the Spring comparing growth over a period of two years. We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children. These tests are important. Please help your child get a good night’s sleep during the testing week so that they can do their best on each of the tests.
For more information on resources for parents, download the Parent Tool kit at www.nwea.org.