Measurement of Academic Performance (MAP)

For Printing Purposes: MAP Packet (.pdf English Version) or refer to the information below.
For Printing Purposes: MAP Packet (.pdf Spanish Version) or refer to the information below.
 
 Dear Parents:

During the weeks of September 30 - October 17, 2013 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, math, and science. Your child will take the tests on a computer in our library.

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. Over the next few days, your child will spend a total of about three hours completing these tests.

Each school year, students in grades seven and eight take the reading, math and science tests at the end of September and into mid October.  These same tests are repeated in the Winter and Spring.  Following each testing period, the student and grade level teachers all receive a report showing their student’s growth (RIT Score).  In the Fall and Spring, teachers share the results of these MAP tests with  parents at Student Led Parent Conferences.

When students receive their MAP score (called a RIT score), the score means the following:
  • Reading                 Reading Status
    • Directions For FALL  Reading Scores
      • Obtain your Reading MAP Score called a RIT Value ______ (FALL)
      • Look at the Beginning-of-Year Mean column
      • Place your score between the numbers in column 2
      • Look to the left in the Grade Column to find our your grade level equivalent for reading.
      • For example a value between 216.3 - 219.2 means a student is at a 7th grade Reading level according to MAP.
      • Another example, a value of 219.3 - 221.3 means a student is at an 8th grade Reading level.
      • Set a goal for your next MAP test January 21, 2014 - February 10, 2014. GOAL = _________ (WINTER)
      • Set a goal for your next MAP test May 19, 2014 - June 17, 2014. GOAL = ________ (SPRING)
  • Math                      Math RIT
    • Directions For FALL  Math Scores
      • Obtain your Math MAP Score called a RIT Value _______ (FALL)
      • Look at the Beginning-of-Year Mean column
      • Place your score between the numbers in column 2
      • Look to the left in the Grade Column to find our your grade level equivalent for Math.
      • For example a value between 225.6 - 230.1 means a student is at a 7th grade reading level according to MAP.
      • Another example, a value of 230.2 -233.7 means a student is at an 8th grade Math level.
      • Set a goal for your next MAP test January 21, 2014 - February 10, 2014. GOAL = _________ (WINTER)
      • Set a goal for your next MAP test May 19, 2014 - June 17, 2014. GOAL = ________ (SPRING)
  • Science                   Science
    • Directions For FALL Science Scores
      • Obtain your Science MAP Score called a RIT Value ______ (FALL)
      • Look at the Beginning-of-Year Mean column
      • Place your score between the numbers in column 2
      • Look to the left in the Grade Column to find our your grade level equivalent for Science.
      • For example a value between 208.2 - 211.1 means a student is at a 7th grade reading level according to MAP.
      • Another example, a value of 211.2 - 213.1 means a student is at an 8th grade Science level.
      • Set a goal for your next MAP test January 21, 2014 - February 10, 2014. GOAL = _________ (WINTER)
      • Set a goal for your next MAP test May 19, 2014 - June 17, 2014. GOAL = ________ (SPRING)

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 at www.nwea.org >> Partner Support.  Also, I encourage you to visit http://www.nwea.org/nwea-communities and http://www.corestandards.org

Sincerely,


Principal Mark J. Decker 


 

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