Thursday, October 2, 2014

CMS MAPS Testing Begins on October 7th

NWEA (MAPS) Testing will begin on October 7th and continue until completed on or near October 31st.  It is our goal that  100% of our students complete the four assessments in Reading, Language, Science and Math. Chadron Public Schools give this assessment twice a year (Fall and Spring).  

Fall 2014 Testing Schedule-click here to see when your student will test!

NWEA assessments are used to measure your student’s progress or growth in school. You may have a chart in your home on which you mark your child’s height at certain times, such as on his or her birthday. This is a growth chart. It shows how much he or she has grown from one year to the next. NWEA assessments do the same sort of thing, except they measure your student’s growth in mathematics, reading, science and language usage.  The scale used to measure your child’s progress is called the RIT scale. The RIT scale is used to chart your student’s academic growth from year to year.


What is the MAP NWEA Assessment?

MAP— NWEA’s computerized adaptive tests are called Measure of Academic Progress, or MAP. When taking a MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. In an optimal test, a student answers approximately half the items correctly and half incorrectly. The final score is an estimate of the student’s achievement level.

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