NWEA MAP & ACT Aspire Testing — K-10th Grades
March 29, 2019
Our end of year testing begins in April. Teachers have worked hard throughout the year preparing our students. We are extremely proud of our students and the growth they have achieved.
Here is a look at the testing schedule.
Kindergarten – April 1 - MAP
1st Grade – April 3 - MAP
2nd Grade – April 2 - MAP
3rd Grade – April 15-16 - ASPIRE
4th Grade – April 17, 18, 19 - ASPIRE
5th Grade – April 8-9 - ASPIRE
6th Grade – April 10-11 - ASPIRE
7th Grade – April 29-30 - ASPIRE
8th Grade – May 1-2 - ASPIRE
9th Grade – April 22 & April 24 - ASPIRE
10th Grade – April 23 & April 25 - ASPIRE
What is the NWEA MAP?
The MAP assessment is an online adaptive test given to students in K-2nd grade in Reading & Math. It is given three times a year. An adaptive test measures a student's specific skills by allowing the student to answer questions on a variety of levels which adjusts to the student's knowledge base. These tests are administered in the morning from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Parents will receive score reports that will provide information regarding each student's individual progress during the fall of 2019.
What is the ACT ASPIRE?
ACT Aspire is an online criterion-reference test given to students in grades 3-10 in English, reading, writing, math, and science. Criterion-reference tests measure a student's knowledge of standard specific skills. These tests are administered over a 2 or 3 day period from 8:00-11:30 a.m. Parents will receive score reports that will provide information regarding each student's individual progress during the fall of 2019.
How Parents Can Help
These assessments are important to our schools because the results help our administrators and teachers plan and determine instructional strategies for the upcoming school year. When a test is given, we encourage parents to help by making sure your student:
Gets plenty of sleep the night before the test
Has breakfast on the morning of the test
Goes to school on the day of the test
Does not have any out-of-school appointments on the day of a test
Knows that you think he/she will do well on the tests
Knows you understand that the test is important
To help students learn at home:
Encourage your students to read and read to your student
Be interested in your student's daily school work
Talk with and listen to your student daily
Good luck to all our students on their upcoming tests!