MAP Testing

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Testing
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For more information please visit the NWEA website: http://www.nwea.org/

MAP Testing at MMS

Starting in late August, students will be taking the MAP test in the areas of Literature and Mathematics. These tests are given to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in these areas. These tests will be administered during your child’s Literature and Mathematics classes.
MAP tests are unique in that the test builds itself as the child answers each individual question. This allows us to know your child’s appropriate level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. By utilizing MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth.

Each school year, students in 3rd-9th grades will take the MAP tests in September, January and April. Following each testing period, parents will receive a report showing your child’s growth. The information we are gathering about student learning is quite comprehensive, and we are working to help teachers understand and use the data to help plan their instruction in the classroom. Teachers will use the information to help assess and differentiate classroom work to meet your child’s needs. The testing organization (North West Evaluation Association) provides several resources to teachers that will help with that process.