Principal’s Corner – MAP testing Information

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Spring MAP Testing: April 29th-May 6th
Please see the updated MAP testing dates below. Should you have any questions related to testing, how we use the data, or your child’s specific testing dates, please just let us know.

April 29th – 1st Grade Reading and 2nd Grade Math
April 30th – 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Reading
May 1st – 1st and 3rd Grade Math
May 2nd – 4th and 5th Grade Math
May 6th – 2nd Grade Reading

The MAP assessment (Measures of Academic Progress) measures academic growth in the areas of reading and mathematics and estimates a student’s instructional readiness for particular content. MAP tests are computer adaptive; they adjust to a student’s specific learning level. When a student answers questions correctly, he/she is presented with more challenging questions. When a student responds incorrectly, the questions are adjusted accordingly. Students in 1st grade will take the MAP for Primary Grades assessment, and students in Grades 2-5 will take their grade level appropriate MAP assessment.

How is MAP data used?
MAP data provides our teachers with helpful information regarding a student’s academic strengths and areas for improvement in reading and math. Collaborative teams of teachers, specialists, and administrators use the MAP results and other data points to check the progress of individual students and groups of students for the purpose of making instructional decisions and adjustments.