FYI Mailbag: September 23, 2021

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1. MAP Growth Assessment: The NWEA MAP Test (Measures of Academic Progress) is the adaptive achievement and growth test that is replacing Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). MAP creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level—precisely measuring progress and growth for each individual student. If your child correctly answers a question, the computer assessment provides a harder question next. If they miss that same question, then an easier question is asked. This provides essential information about what your child knows and is ready to learn. MAP is given via computer to children in grades 2-8. Its structure is cross-grade, which provides measurement of students who perform on, above, and below grade level. It is multiple choice and provides questions that are depth of knowledge, so that you can see if your child performs at level 1, 2 or 3 of difficulty. The test is untimed, but students generally spend about 60 minutes per subject area. Feedback results are available in 24 hours. The assessment is also given three times a year so teachers and parents can see growth over time. The first testing window is September 28th to October 8th.

Please follow the tips below to prepare your child/ren for the MAP Growth Assessment:

  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Eat breakfast.
  • Do your best- there will be questions you do not know so just use your best guess.
  • If you need help, just ask!