07 Jan 2020

MAP Winter Testing Details

Dear Parents of Grade K-8 students:

The MAP Winter testing session is January 8-17th (with makeup testing occurring as needed.) During this period your child will take the MAP® Growth test on an iPad or in our computer lab. We give students MAP Growth tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in Reading, Math, and Science (Grades 5 and 7). Your child’s teacher will inform you of your child’s specific test days.

MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This results in a detailed picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, which allows for the teachers to adjust and plan instruction accordingly. Teachers can also see how your child is progressing in his/her learning goals.

There is no need to study for the MAP Growth test. However, it is important to make sure that your child is well rested on school days, especially the day of a test. Children who are tired have more difficulty paying attention in class or handling the demands of a test. In addition, please make sure your child has a healthy breakfast and lunch to keep their brains fueled. A healthy body leads to a healthy, active mind.

You received your child’s MAP results prior to parent teacher conferences this Fall.  MAP results will be sent home again at the end of the school year after Spring testing.  This will include your child’s individual growth and achievement for the year.

We are truly excited about knowing exactly what content your child needs of instruction, intervention, or enrichment and setting personalized learning goals for him/her.  For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: https://www.nwea.org/Parent-Toolkit/  You may also view the November 7thParent Learning Lab Presentation titled Understanding the NWEA MAP Growth Assessment on our school website at IAMOLGC.com


Melissa Hunt, Principal