Notice to Parents of students in grades K through 6

Mount Saint Mary Academy students in grades kindergarten through six take tests called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). We administer the MAP tests to determine the child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year as well as from year to year. All tests are administered using a computer. The subjects tested are Reading and Math for all students from Kindergarten through grade 6.

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to the appropriate 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 tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth. Each school year students in grades kindergarten through six take the tests in the Fall and Spring. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth.

For more information on resources for parents, access the Parent Toolkit by going to www.nwea.org, use the search box, type in Parent Toolkit and then follow the links.

Suggestions for helping your child prepare for this test:

Have your child at school early enough in the morning so that he/she can get organized
Your child should have a healthy, low-sugar breakfast and a healthy snack to keep the energy level up
Your child should get plenty of sleep during the testing period.