REMINDER: MAP assessments begin this week!
HOW CAN YOU HELP FROM HOME? You can help from home by ensuring a good night sleep, a nutritious breakfast, and providing a water bottle for hydration on test days. If absences can be avoided during these weeks, we would really appreciate it. Third through eighth grade begin testing Monday morning. Second grade will begin on Tuesday, and first grade will begin testing on Wednesday.
*First grade takes only Reading and Math assessments and second grade takes only Reading, Math and Language Usage.
Our remote learners will receive a separate message about how we will conduct your testing.
NWEA MAP assessments, the systemwide interim testing suite required by the Diocese of Grand Rapids, will be administered to our first through eighth grade students. These online assessments in Reading, Language Usage, Math, and Science* provide a personalized assessment experience for your child, one that adapts to your child’s level of learning. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If the answer is incorrect, the next question is easier. In this way, this adaptive test provides a unique experience for each student that results in a detailed picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn. Due to the online nature of MAP assessments, results are immediate and accurate, helping teachers to identify the strength and growth opportunities for each child in their classrooms. Results from this first testing window will help our teachers plan meaningful instruction and set goals to meet the needs of each St. Mary’s student. This is especially valuable this year given the challenges of learning at home last Spring.