During the weeks of September 11-September 22 the 3rd-11th grade students will take a MAP Growth TM test from NWEA on a computer. We give students MAP Growth tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in Language Usage, Mathematics, Science, and Reading.
MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to the student's level of learning. If the student answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This results in a detailed picture of what the student knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.
Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about the student's learning, it's easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.
MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject, and have the same starting performance level. Each school year, students in grades 3-11 take the tests early in the Fall and later in the Spring. Following each testing period, the parents will receive a report showing their child's growth, which they can review with their child's teacher for more insight.
We are truly excited to focus on the student's individual growth and achievement. It is important that the students get plenty of sleep the nights before school and eat a healthy breakfast. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: NWEA.org/ParentToolkit