Lowrey School

New Tests for K-8

During the weeks of 9-29 to 10-22, your child will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). We give students MAP tests to determine instructional levels and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year. Each test will take approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete and will be administered on different day.

K-2: Reading and Math

3rd – 8th: Reading, Math, Language and Science

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s appropriate level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth. The MAP test will be administered three times a year: fall, winter and spring.

We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children.

For more information on resources for parents, download the Parent Toolkit at www.nwea.org.

Please remind your child of the following test-taking tips.

Before the Test:

  • Develop a positive attitude. Tell yourself, “I will do my best on this test.”
  • Get a good night’s sleep the night before the test.
  • Get up early enough to avoid hurrying to get ready for school.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast.

During the Test:

  • Relax and Stay calm
  • Listen carefully to the directions the teacher gives
  • Ask questions if you don’t understand what to do
  • Read each question carefully. Find the key words. Try to figure out what the question is really asking
  • Read the entire question and look at all the answer choices.
  • Take you time picking the best answer

This is a very important test that determines where your child is at academically and how specifically we can help her/him to succeed. Please emphasize the importance of the test!

Mrs. Younes, Principal

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