November 26, 2020
RE: MAP Assessment to gather data “to help our teachers teach, and our students to learn.”
“The purpose of quality student assessment is to help students learn! And teachers teach!”
This quote from the Northwest Evaluation Association truly demonstrates how quality assessment can enhance a student’s overall educational experience, while providing teachers with the information they need to best assist your students’ education.
Next week, ISO students will be taking the Measures of Academic Progress assessment to ensure that your students are making measurable growth in their studies here at ISO.
The second NWEA MAP test will be on December 1st-4th, and will help us:
ü Inform instruction using valid, reliable, and actionable data
ü Measure students’ growth over time
Please see the schedule below for Grades 6-9 to assist you in “preparing” for next week’s MAP test. Please keep this in mind while reviewing the schedule:
- MAP tests are individualized measures of performance. Tests are taken on the computer, and the results help teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students. Results help our teachers and parents work together to make informed decisionsthat promote the students’ academic growth.
- MAP tests arenot timed. Please make sure that your students have healthy breakfast and snack for our test days.
- MAP tests are adaptive, which means that the test is designed to target each student’s academic performance. The tests are tailored to each student’s current achievement level; the computer adjusts the difficulty level of the questions as the test progresses. Therefore, each student takes a unique test. This is not a test you can study for.However, a good night’s rest will help your students focus.
Have a great afternoon,
UPPER SCHOOL WINTER MAP TESTING SCHEDULE 2020-2021