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Board of Education Meeting
Golding Middle School Library at 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 14, 2011
NWEA measures of academic progress testing
message to parents with Students in Grades 9 and 10
During the week of November 14, 2011, your child will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress™ (MAP). We give students MAP tests to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of language usage, reading, math, (and science at the middle school). Your child will take the tests on a computer.
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth. At the end of October, your child will spend a total of about 5 class periods completing these tests over the course of a week.
Each school year, students in grades 6-10 take the tests in the fall, winter, and spring. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth.
Before we begin full implementation of MAP testing in November, you are invited to attend an informational meeting that fully explains the purpose of the tests and how we will use the information obtained to promote your child's learning. That meeting will be held on Monday, October 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm in the Golding Middle School Cafeteria.
We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children.
For more information on resources for parents, download the Parent Toolkit at www.nwea.org
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