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McAlpine
Elementary
9100 Carswell Lane
Charlotte, NC 28277
Courier #: 449
P: 980-343-3750  |  F: 980-343-3759 
Principal: Dina Modine
LC: Southwest
Bell Schedule: 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Grades: PreK-5
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MAP Assessment Support Documents - 9/4/2020

Please review the following documents to assist with test administration.  The first document was created by CMS and will provide many details about the assessment and answer many questions.  You are also encouraged to watch the video linked in the paragraphs below.

 

MAP Assessment Information for Parents and Caregivers  (PDF will open in new window)

 

K-3 Guide for MAP Reading Fluency Screener  (PDF will open in new window)

 

K-5 Guide for MAP Growth Screener for Reading and Math  (PDF will open in new window)

 

Student Technology Tip Sheet  (PDF will open in new window)

 

 

Beginning September 10th and continuing through the end of the month, K-5 students will be assessed using the MAP Growth Assessment in reading and math.  Students in K-3 will also participate in the MAP Reading Fluency Assessment.  Students will need to use their assigned CMS device to access the test platforms.  Prior to testing, teachers will conduct lessons that include how to access and take the test.  Students will view videos and discuss how they can do their best.  Each assessment should take no more than one hour.  Details about the test will be shared at the Town Hall Meeting hosted by our admin team on September 9th, at 6:00 pm. 

The most important feature for caregivers to know is that this assessment is adaptive, meaning students will be presented with questions that are challenging and they do not know.  Students should make their best guess and move along to the next question.  Here is a video which will provide you more details.

 

Parents will be sent information by the teacher about various assessment times available throughout the day.  To optimize success for our students, we would like a caregiver present that can support each student with technology.  Third - fifth grade students have some experience with taking MAP assessments; however, this will be the first time for our K-2 students so parent/guardian support may be needed during the login process.  This assessment will not be used as a grade, but we ask that your child works independently on the screener so we have accurate data to support your child with targeted instruction. 

 

 

​Logging Into a School or Personal Chromebook With Your School Account From Home

If you would like to make a hard copy of login directions, click below.

 

How to Sign into a CMS Chromebook(The PDF will open in a new window.)

How to Sign into Canvas   (The PDF will open in a new window.)

                 YouTube video directions: bit.ly/chromebooktakehome


How to Sign into Google Drive on a CMS iPad (The PDF will open in a new window)

 

Parent and Student Resources to Support the Use of Canvas (Google Doc will open in new window)


Accessing CMS Student Resources

 

CMS Remote Supplemental Learning:

https://www.cms.k12.nc.us/pages/studentportal

Login to NC EdCloud and you will have access to the Blue Clever box where you will find Dreambox, Learning A-Z, Edgenuity, Education Galaxy (Pearson Learning), Discovery Education, etc.

4th and 5th Graders will click on the Canvas image, login and be able to access their specific courses from CMS for 4th and 5th grades.

NC EdCloud Log In:

Username: StudentID 

Password:      

Kindergarten: Cmsx2033

1st Grade: Cmsx2032        

2nd Grade: Cmsx2031

3rd-5th Grade: set by students


Teachers may be communicating Canvas Passwords to students in grades 3-5.

Login with CMS Student ID # and 4 digit birth year as password.  Check out digital books, find Tumblebooks, find Pebble Go and many other resources!

Google Slide Show to explain Login and what you will find on One Access.

Video of how to use One Access

Click on image.  Find McAlpine Elementary in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.  Login with NC Ed Cloud Username and Password. Check out digital books.

Video to learn how to use Sora.

Or go to bit.ly/cmssoravideo

 

Do You Have Questions? 

Need your Student ID?  →  Students received their ID# at Student Material Pick up Day.  Please keep that card in a safe place.  You may also contact your child’s teacher.

Need help logging on ?  →  

Contact Coach Bilotta
daniel.bilotta@cms.k12.nc.us
Physical Education Teacher, McAlpine Technology Contact



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Phone: 980-343-3000
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