Christian Life Academy families,

During the week of August 26th and September 3rd your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a computer. We give students MAP Growth tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year.

MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This results in a detailed picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.

MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject, and have the same starting performance level. Each school year, students in Kindergarten through 8th grade will take the tests in fall, winter, and spring. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth, which you can review with your child’s teacher for more insight.

Before we begin full implementation of MAP Growth testing for the fall, you are invited to attend an informational meeting located in our multipurpose room on Monday, August 26th at 6:30 pm that fully explains the purpose of the tests and how we will use the information obtained to promote your child’s learning.

We are truly excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: NWEA.org/Parent-Toolkit.

Sincerely,

Aaron Quaintance