Friday, March 22, 2013

MAPS Testing Progress


The first week of MAPS testing is in the books at CMS and nearly all of the 5th and 6h graders have completed the Language Usage and Reading tests.  All of the 7th and 8th graders have completed the Reading test and will pick up again on Monday, March 25th with the Language Usage test.  So far, I have been encouraged by the growth that our students have shown on their scores from this fall!  I want to thank all of our students for taking their time on these assessments and giving their best effort.

MAPS testing will resume next week and conclude when we get back from Easter break on April 2nd.  Due to the tight schedule, we will roll right into NeSA testing, which is the State assessment that covers Reading, Math, and Science (science is for 5th and 8th grade only).  The NeSA assessments are very important, and although we do not receive the NeSA data until October, it is crucial that students do their best on these tests because the data is used to determine Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).  I know that our students will do great!

Please take some time to talk to your students about the assessments that they have been taking and ask them how they did.  Most of the students are very aware of their score and whether or not they improved from the fall.  Also, testing can cause anxiety in some students.  You can help them overcome  this by encouraging them to take their time and do their best, we can't and won't ask for anything more.

Thank you all for your support and if you have any questions regarding testing, or anything else regarding your child's education, please contact Mr. Dressel at 432-0708 or nichlas.dressel@chadronschools.net.

Please click on the link to see the complete testing schedule:CMS Testing Schedule

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