Dear Parents of 1st–10th Graders,
AISB will administer Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests for all students in grades 1-10 from April 11-22, 2016. This will be the second round of MAP testing at AISB this year and the results help us to determine each student’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year. Students are tested in the areas of: Reading, Language Usage and Math.
The tests are administered on the computer and are unique in that they adapt to the level of a student’s knowledge and skills, for instance younger students take most of the test with an audio component, and older students can be challenged by 12th grade level content. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. During the testing period, your child will spend a total of approximately three hours completing these tests.
After the completion of testing, we receive detailed results for each student. Teachers use data from the MAP tests to inform their instructional planning and we will share the full MAP reports for your child with you at the Parent-Teacher Conferences on Friday, May 13th.
There is more information about parent resources and MAP testing at www.nwea.org.