MAP Testing

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NWEA MAP WINTER TESTING  BEGINS NEXT WEEK

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11th = NWEA MAP MATH TEST (ALL Students in room 104)

NWEA MAP READING TEST will be taken with reading teachers. Please see the calendar sent home on Friday for your child’s test date. (Reading 104 students test December 20th)

Interim assessment happens at select intervals in the school year; its data provide an objective measure of progress toward learning objectives, measure student academic growth, and inform instruction.  The normed assessmet used by Chicago Public Schools is Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) which creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level. Each scheduled testing period is one hour.  The test is not timed, but a typical student completes the test in less than 60 minutes per subject area. First grade will participate in  one reading and one math test testing session, administered on different days in one of Disney’s computer labs.

Some ways to help your child be more prepared for the test:

  • Make sure your child is well rested.
  • Practice using a mouse. The assessments are not touch screen adaptive so desk top computers are used.
  • Visit IXL Math/English Language Arts to review skills learned.
  • Preview a sample test with your child:   https://www.nwea.org/warmup/warmup_start_students.html

MAP Testing Next Week

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Next week our class will take the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test.  CPS administers this test to determine your child’s current reading and math instructional levels and to measure academic growth throughout the school year.

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. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth.

Math MAP tests will be taken with homeroom classes.

All students in room 104 will test on Monday afternoon 9/18/2017.

Reading MAP tests will be taken with reading teachers.

Brandt (106): Monday 9/11/2017

Thorton-Stocks  (101) Tuesday 9/12/2017

Brannigan (104) & McDonnough (102) Wednesday 9/13/2017

Davis (107) Thursday 9/14/2017

Visit www.nwea.org to download the MAP Parent Toolkit. The toolkit includes helpful tips and website links to better prepare your child for the MAP test. Your child will take the MAP tests on a computer. Experience using a desktop computer and mouse is beneficial.

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MAP Parent Toolkit

https://www.nwea.org/content/uploads/2014/07/ParentToolkit_0.pdf