Parent letter Winter 2017

Parent/Guardian Letter

Second MAP® Season 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian:

During the weeks of January 3rd to January 26th, 2017, your child will take a second round of tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). We give students MAP tests 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 math and reading. Your child will take the tests on a computer, a laptop or an iPad.

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s 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. Over the next few weeks, your child will spend a total of about four hours completing these tests (two hours for reading and two hours for math.)  

This school year, students in grades 6-8 took the MAP reading and math tests in October and now will take it again in January.

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, go to this link to see resources in Arabic, English, and Spanish.

Opt out forms are available in the school office, on our Anwatin testing website, and are due to the Main Office by Monday, January 9th, 2017, by 9:00 a.m.  Students who opt out will be provided with an alternative learning activity.

Sincerely,

 

Ellen Shulman, Principal