Aug 12, 2021

MAP® Growth™ Test for Grades 3-8

MAP® Growth™ Test for Grades 3-8

 

Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, Mount Paran Christian School will be utilizing a new standardized test instrument, the MAP® Growth test from NWEA®, for students in grades 3-8. MAP® Growth scores help teachers check student performance by consistently measuring achievement and growth both within and across grade levels. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students.

Students will take the tests in the fall, winter, and spring. Following each testing period, you will receive a Family Report showing a summary of how your child is growing and performing academically. During the week of August 30-September 3, 2021, students in grades 3-8 will participate in the fall administration of the test. The assessment will be administered on Chromebooks in grades 3-5 and Surface Pro Computers in grades 6-8.

The MAP® Growth measures achievement and growth across various subsections. Students in grades 3-5 will take three subtests: reading, language usage, and math. Students in grades 6-8 will take four subtests: reading, language usage, math, and science. Each subtest is 45-60 minutes in duration.

MAP® Growth tests are unique for each student, adapting to your child’s responses to measure skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If he/she answers incorrectly, the next question is easier. These results provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn. MAP® Growth student reports present realistic learning goals by subject areas and allow teachers to tailor instruction to challenge every student at every level.

Since MAP® Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, teachers can identify students with related scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics and then plan instruction accordingly. MAP® Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students in the same grade and with the same starting performance level.

We are truly excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about MAP® Growth, visit NWEA.org/familytoolkit.


Announcements

July 12 - Lower School New Family Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 14 - Lower School New Family Game Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Play Day, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Play Day, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 26-27 - High School Parking Assignments

July 30 - Senior Spots Painting Day

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 5 - K-Day, Lower School 101, Middle School 101, High School 101

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00 p.m.

August 9 - Back-2-School Night, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

August 11 - First Day of School, 7:50 a.m.

August 15 - Preschool/TK and Lower School Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m.

August 16-17 - Picture Day

August 16 - High School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 18 - Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 19 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis House Day

August 22-23 - Lower School CoGAT Testing

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 30 - Picture Make-up Day

September 5 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 6/7-9 - High School Retreat

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 26-27 - Fall Break, No School

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