During tthe Fall, Winter and Spring, your child will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress™ (MAP). We will be giving students MAP tests 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 Reading and Mathematics. Your child will take the 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. 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. During the testing windows in September, January, and again in April/May , your child will spend a total of about 2 hours each session completing these tests.
Each school year, students in grades K5–8, along with selected high school students, will take the tests in Reading and Mathematics. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth.
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.
Willow Glen Principal & District Assessment Coordinator