MAP Growth Assessment

MAP Growth Assessment 2017-2018 Schedule

 

Fall:
– All students are testing during this window
Sept 13 – Oct 4
When all testing is complete, it will allow for 3 weeks to analyze data prior to P/T conferences.
October – FYI:
Notre Dame Academy will NOT be administering the EXPLORE test to the 8th grade students.
Winter:
– Mid-Point between Fall and Spring testing.
– Selected students, identified by teachers & supportive consultants, are testing during this window.
– Month of January (January 2-26, 2018) to be completed BEFORE Catholic Schools Week.
NOTE: Week of January 8-12, ALL GRACE 8th graders will be taking the Math test.
Spring:
– All students are testing during this window.
April 11-May 2, 2018

What is MAP Testing?

The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) is a global not-for-profit educational services organization that develops academic assessments, one of which is MAP Testing:

Measures of Academic ProgressĀ® (MAPĀ®) are computerized tests offered in Reading, Language Usage and Mathematics and Science. The tests are used to measure your student’s progress or growth in school. The scale used to measure your child’s progress is called the RIT scale (Rasch unIT). The RIT scale is an equal-interval scale used to chart your child’s academic growth from year to year.

Teachers use the test scores to keep track of progress and growth in basic skills. The tests let the teachers know where a student’s strengths are and if help is needed in any specific areas. Teachers use this information to help them guide instruction in the classroom. Elementary and Middle School students will MAP test in the fall, winter (as needed) and spring.

Elementary school parents are encouraged to prepare their children for the testing experience with the MAP Growth K-2 Warm-up

MAP Growth K-2 Mouse Skills Checklist

MAP Growth Test Warm Up

For more information on MAP Testing click on the link below:
Parent Toolkit and FAQ’s

Fall RIT Scores Chart

Here are some helpful sites to learn more about MAPS and to do some warm up tests

16 Ways Parents can Help their Child with Testing, Reading, and Math

Prep Tests for Grades 1-8
Primary Grades Test Warm UP
Sample Reading Tests for Grades 3-5
A Parent’s Guide to MAP Testing
Find the Right Book for your Reading Level