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What are MAPs tests?

During the week of September 27-October 1, our grade 3-5 ES students will be tested in three areas: Math, Reading and Language Usage. In the week of October 11-15, our MS students will also undergo this testing. The NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) are US based state-aligned computerized adaptive assessments that provide information about student achievement and growth.

MAP tests provide results that can be used to:

* Identify the skills and concepts individual students have learned
* Diagnose instructional needs
* Monitor academic growth over time
* Make data-driven decisions at the classroom and school levels
* Place new students into appropriate instructional programs

The assessment itself adapts to the student's ability. MAP tests measure academic growth over time, independent of grade level or age. The results teachers receive have practical application to teaching and learning.

At CA, our G3-8 students will do the three tests. Tests are untimed, with the average length of each test is 50 minutes. There are between 42-64 questions, and the difficulty of each question changes depending on how the child is progressing.

Although no preparation is necessary, we hope our students have a healthy breakfast and a good night's sleep!