Principal’s Corner – Weekly Update

Save the Date! Madison Curriculum Night – Wednesday, September 30
Hybrid and Remote Families – Please join us for Madison School’s virtual Curriculum Night! Parents will be able to view “Grade Level Curriculum” presentations and a Principal Welcome Message prior to, or during the evening of September 30, 2020. Additionally, we will host virtual, live “Meet the Teacher” sessions. Classroom teachers will send virtual invitations in advance.

  • 6-6:30: Grades K and 1
  • 6:30-7: Grades 2 and 3
  • 7-7:30 Grades 4 and 5

Please just let us know if you have any questions. Looking forward to “seeing” you all soon!

Fall MAP Testing – Continued
If you have any questions related to testing, how we use the data, or your child’s specific testing dates, please just let us know.

Hybrid Student Testing Schedule:
Monday, September 21 – 4th & 5th Grade ELA
Tuesday, September 23 – Make-up Testing
Wednesday, September 24 – Make-up Testing
Thursday, September 25 – Make-up Testing

Parallel Remote Students:
Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26

Parallel remote students have the opportunity to test in-person on 9/25 or 9/26. Students will complete both the reading and math assessments during their assigned time, with breaks between each assessment. If you are the parent of a parallel remote student who intends for your child to participate in either the 9/25 or 9/26 session, please complete this survey by 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 20. Please complete the form for each child who will be in attendance. An email will be sent next week with your child’s assessment time and proctor name. All assessments on these two days will take place at Hinsdale Middle School.

What is NWEA MAP?
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 NWEA MAP data used?
MAP data provides our educators 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.