The first two weeks have flown by already; hopefully the transition to the regular routines of school has gone well for your family.
As mentioned last week, our school will be participating in MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing this year. The testing will start next week for students in grades 3-8.
The MAP tests are different in a number of ways from the CTBS tests that we have done in the past. Since the MAP test is done entirely on the computer, the test will adapt the level of questions to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student will have the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. Another advantage of MAP tests is that we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth.
We see three goals for using the MAP test at LHCS…