NWEA MAP assessments, the system wide interim testing suite required by the Diocese of Grand Rapids, will be administered to our first through eighth grade students over the next four weeks. 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.
Students will take one test per week. You can help by ensuring a good night sleep, a nutritious breakfast everyday, and providing a water bottle for hydration. If absences can be avoided during these weeks, we would really appreciate it.
*First grade takes only Reading and Math assessments.