Perseverance & MAP testing
Welcome back to another year at LHCS! We have been blessed this year again with strong enrollment, and we want to extend a special welcome to our 28 new families and 64 new students! Please join with our staff as we enfold and welcome these new students and families to our school. We are blessed to have 330 students as part of our school this year!
Our theme for the year is “Perseverance: Running the Race”. What a privilege we have each day at LHCS to not only learn about God’s world, but to deepen and strengthen our faith through Christ.
“Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” Hebrews 12:1b-2a
Last year our grades 6 &7 classes participated in a pilot program with the OACS (Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools) in trying a new standardized test called the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Test. This year the test
will be used by OACS schools across the province including LHCS. This test replaces the CTBS (Canadian Test of Basic Skills). The MAP test is designed to not only compare student’s scores to norms (as the CTBS did) but also to measure individual student progress over time in language arts and math.
The MAP testing will run from September 22 – October 3 and is done completely on the computer. Students in grades 3-8 will participate, with each class completing three tests; Math, Reading and Language tests. Each test will take about one hour to complete.
Look for more information about the MAP test and the benefits for students in subsequent newsletter articles.
If you are interested in learning more about MAP here is a link to further information on their website. https://www.nwea.org/assessments/map/
Ian Timmerman is Principal of Laurentian Hills Christian School