What is MAP testing?
MAP Testing will take place for all students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress, is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth. This test is new to Tuckaseegee Elementary for the 2016-2017 school year but several C.M.S. schools participated in this testing last year.
Click here for the parent toolkit to help you understand the MAP scores.
When will my student be tested and how often?
During month of September and October, students will participate in MAP testing sessions to assess Reading and Mathematics skills. When taking the MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers previous questions. If the student answers correctly, the questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. The tests are not timed but most students complete the test within an hour. In order to track student progress, students will take the test again at mid-year and at the end of the year.
Do all students in the same grade take the same test?
No. As this test is adaptive, students will different questions. If the student answers correctly, the questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier.
How will the MAP test results be used?
MAP is used to measure a student's progress or growth in school. The results will inform teachers of a student's strengths and weaknesses in Reading and Mathematics content. Teachers will use this information in determining what to teach and how to group students.
How can I help my child prepare for MAP testing?
· Attend a parent/teacher conference to discuss your child’s progress. Parents and teachers working together will benefit your child.
· Provide a comfortable, quiet place for studying at home.
· Make sure your child arrives to school on time and is well rested, especially for the day of the test.
· Ensure your child is completing his/her homework nightly, which includes reading at least 30 minutes each night.
Where can I go for more information about MAP testing?
You can talk with your child's teacher, go directly to the NWEA website at http://www.nwea.org, or read the whole Parent's Toolkit document at Parent Toolkit
To see how your child compares to the national norms please click on the link below.