Dear First Grade Parents:
During the week of September 26th your child will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). We give 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 math Your child will take the tests on an iPad.
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.
Each school year, students in kindergarten through eighth grade take the MAP assessment three times throughout the year. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth. This is our first time taking the MAP assessment. Our goal this time around is to familiarize ourselves with the testing process. As we gather more data, we will have more information to better meet students where they are, close any gaps, and challenge students where appropriate.
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.
For more information on resources for parents, download the Parent Toolkit.
Mrs. Todd and Miss Feeney