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Parent Information - NWEA MAP Growth Assessment
NWEA MAP Growth Assessments - Parent Information
As we continue to nurture our students’ social and emotional growth, we also strive to set targeted, individualized academic goals for all. For the past two years, students in grade 2 took the MAP Growth Assessments in the spring, winter and fall. We are pleased to be expanding this opportunity across all of our 2nd through 5th grade classrooms this year to support targeted learning goals in reading, language arts, and mathematics. Students
MAP Growth assessments are taken on the computer. Though students are not timed, most finish within 50 minutes for each subject. This assessment is unique in that questions adapt to your child’s level of learning. If your child 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 your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level. MAP Growth scores provide reliable data that will also help us to enhance our current Basic Skills Instruction criteria this year.
Since these assessments provide immediate information about your child’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. You can expect to hear more about about your child’s progress on these assessments during parent-teacher conferences.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or visit the “Parent Toolkit” found here.