Next week your child will take the MAP® Growth™ assessments from NWEA®. Testing dates are May 8-10 for scholars in Grade 3 through Grade 5. We give students MAP Growth tests to determine individual instructional needs and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year. There are three assessments in the Elementary School; Math, Language Usage and Reading. Each assessment is administered on a different day.
MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. Scholars do NOT, and can NOT, study for the assessments. The MAP assessments are adaptive to each individual. The items scholars receive vary based on their individual performance and responses to previous items. The data we receive results in a detailed picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn. Providing teachers with immediate and accurate information regarding appropriate differentiation opportunities.
Following the administration of all three assessments, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth. If you have questions regarding the data, you may review the results with your child’s homeroom teacher by setting up an appointment.
How to prepare your child for MAP
- You DO NOT NEED to study for MAP.
- Ensure your child gets a good night sleep (9 hours or more).
- Make sure they have a good breakfast each morning.
- Encourage them to do their best and remain positive.
We are truly excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: NWEA.org/Parent-Toolkit.
Janet Wang Assessment Coordinator Office of Learning