School District Administering Winter MAP Testing

Daniel Prince

Test adapts to student ability to give teachers a more accurate picture of what the student knows

The Union County School District is giving its second MAP test of the school year starting today. The assessment is given at the beginning of the school year, before Christmas, and at the end of the year to measure the student’s achievement and growth. The test is given to all students in kindergarten through 9th grade in reading and math.

The tests are online and adapt to the student’s responses to measure individual skill levels. If the student answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they miss the question, the next one is easier. The results provide a more accurate picture of what the student knows and is ready to learn, whether on, above, or below grade level. Teachers then use the results to tailor classroom instruction and set specific learning targets for students.

Today, the MAP Growth Reading test will be given to students in 1st-9th grades. The MAP Reading Fluency test will be given sometime between December 1-17 to kindergarten and first-grade students. The MAP Growth Math test will be given on Monday, December 6, to students in grades 1-9.

Please make sure your student is present and on time for school on the testing dates. Talk to your student about doing his or her best on the tests and ensure your student gets adequate rest the nights before testing.

Reading make-up testing is scheduled for December 2-3, and math make-up testing is set for December 7-8.

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