Fall 2019 MAP Growth Test Administration Oct. 8th

Fall 2019 MAP Growth Test Administration Window

Dear Parent:

On October 2nd and October 8th , your child will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress Growth™ (MAP GROWTH) in their 5th block class. MAP Growth tests are given to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Reading and Mathematics.  During this time period, your child will spend a total of about two hours completing these tests on the computer.

MAP Growth tests are formative assessments that measure student growth individually on a continuum. Your child’s MAP Growth results can be compared from the fall to the spring administration to show growth patterns.  SOL tests (known as summative assessments), on the other hand, are tests that measure whether or not your child has mastered particular skills by the end of a specific grade level or course. 

MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing.  With MAP Growth tests, schools and parents receive detailed, accurate information about a child’s growth. MAP Growth tests are important to teachers as they track student progress and growth in Reading and Mathematics.  MAP Growth tests encourage teachers to focus on a student’s strengths and/or learning opportunities.  Teachers use MAP Growth results individually, in small groups, and in whole groups to guide instruction.  MAP Growth results are also utilized as a part of the Gifted Identification, IB screening, and specialty center selection process.

This school year, our students in grades 6-8 will take the MAP Growth tests in Reading and Mathematics in the fall and in the spring.  Selected students may also test during the winter administration.  Following the fall and spring test administrations, you will receive a report showing your child’s results.

For more information on resources for parents, feel free to download the Parent Guide to MAP Growth found at  https://community.nwea.org/docs/DOC-2568  Spanish: https://community.nwea.org/docs/DOC-2629


Tricia Lahrman

Coordinator of Assessment and Remediation

Hungary Creek Middle School

(804) 527-2640