This Year, Our Students will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on their Chromebook. MAP Growth scores help teachers understand exactly where each child is by measuring achievement and growth in Reading and Mathematics. Teachers use these results to tailor classroom instruction and academic support to meet the needs of every student. Students can use these results to set personal learning goals.
What’s the MAP test?
MAP Growth tests are unique. These tests adapt to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. Students cannot pass or fail this test. This test will not affect grades. In fact, it’s normal for students to only answer about half the questions correctly, so please do not help them figure out an answer! These results provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn.
Why are the tests important this year?
Given the challenges of learning from home, MAP Growth test results are especially important this year. These results will help us know what students are ready to learn. To MAP test remotely, we need your support.
Test Dates Students
Students will repeat the MAP testing 3 times during the year to continually assess student progress and adapt learning as needed. The projected months of testing are October, March, and June.
Students across the US have been successfully doing remote MAP testing since March. In MUA, students from First grade to 9th grade will complete the MAP Reading and Math Growth tests this fall and again later in the year. We are truly excited to focus on our students’ individual growth and achievement.