MAP - Measurement of Academic Progress
September 20, 2019
This year, your child will participate in Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), a standardized academic assessment. The first school wide assessment will take place from September 23 to October 18, 2019. The MAP assessment assists in determining each student’s instructional level in mathematics, language usage, and reading, as well as their academic growth throughout each school year.
MAP is an adaptive assessment that provides students with a unique experience tailored to individual learning levels. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude towards the assessment. The number and length of assessment sessions vary according to the grade level.
Students in Grades 1-8 will complete the MAP assessment in the Fall and then again in the Spring. Following each assessment period, the teachers will receive individualized reports outlining what the student knows and what he/she is ready to learn next. Parents will have access to the MAP Student Report during the Parent Teacher Conferences, at the parent’s request.
If your child misses an assessment session, we will try to get him/her caught up. However, it would be helpful if you could do your best to have your child at school during the assessment sessions. In the case of planned absences, you can contact your child’s teacher to find out when your child is scheduled to complete an assessment.
For more information about the MAP assessment, please take a moment to review the attached documents.
Mrs. D. Van Egmond, Vice Principal of Student Learning