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

January 24-26 - MAP Growth Test

Grades 3-8

January 24-26 - MAP Growth Test

Grades 3-8

January 25 - Lower School Parent Zoom

7:00 p.m.

January 25 - Lower School Parent Zoom

7:00 p.m.

January 27 - Junior College Planning Kick-Off Meeting

6:00 p.m.

January 27 - Junior College Planning Kick-Off Meeting

6:00 p.m.

January 27 - Open House, 9:00 a.m.

For prospective families, Grades PK3-5

January 27 - Open House, 9:00 a.m.

For prospective families, Grades PK3-5

January 28 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis Day

On-campus

January 28 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis Day

On-campus

January 29 - Serve Saturday

February 2 - World Read Aloud Day

February 4 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 4 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 4 - Lower School PTF Father-Daughter Dance, 6:30 p.m.

February 10-12 - Middle School Drama "Meeting Sam"

February 17 - ParentEd. Living Biblically

7:00 p.m., Dozier Room 3201

February 17 - ParentEd. Living Biblically

7:00 p.m., Dozier Room 3201

February 18-22 - Winter Break, No School

February 25 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 25 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 26 - Serve Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

February 28-March 3 - Lower School "Rock Your School" Week

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