UISZ Secondary MAP Testing - April Session 2021
Secondary MAP Testing – April Session
中学 MAP 考试 – 四月考试安排
Dear Secondary Parents and Students,
During the next two weeks, students in years 6,7, 8, and 9 will be taking the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP Test) by NWEA in Reading (English), Language Use (English), and Math. Results of MAP exams will be used as a learning tool to strengthen our teaching practice and enable us to better analyse student data for success. Please note these arediagnostic assessments and are used to help teachers understand where students are at and how to better support their needs. These are not used to provide summative grades and will have no impact on the MYP grades.
No specific preparation is required. MAP tests are one determination of your child’s instructional level and academic performance in the areas of math, language, and reading; however, it is important to remember that multiple assessments, both formal and informal throughout the year, give a more complete picture of a student’s progress. You will find more information about MAP by visiting the website dedicated to familieshere（https://www.nwea.org/the-map-suite/family-toolkit/）.
MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive tests, which means that the test becomes more difficult the more questions your child answers correctly. When your child incorrectly answers a question, the test becomes easier. Therefore, your child will take a test specifically created for his or her learning level.
Year 6 Students took the MAP evaluations in the first semester, and the remaining year levels will be taking the assessment for the first time. Results from these assessments will be used to inform teaching and learning for the remainder of the year and into the next academic year. A follow up assessment will be scheduled early in the next academic year.
Below is the tentative schedule for MAP assessment. Students are encouraged to treat the diagnostic test like they would any other formative or summative assessment and give their best effort. This data will help teachers with knowing how best to support the students in their classes.
As always, please make sure that students arrive on time, well-rested, and well-fed during testing dates. Should you have any questions, please contact Mr. Stuart Simpson in English or Mandarin at firstname.lastname@example.org or myself at the below email address.
Head of Secondary