Information about the 10th grade NWEA testing schedule
A letter was recently sent home to parents regarding pre-assessments that WJSHS 10th grade students will take three times this year (in the fall, winter and spring) to gauge aptitude in math and English language arts (ELA).
The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests by NWEA are used to determine students’ skills, knowledge and academic growth in these two core subject area throughout the school year. The purpose of this testing is to gain an accurate picture of what skills and knowledge students already have, what concepts they still need to learn, and what types of instruction work best for them—so that teachers can make the best use of classroom time.
Information from these assessments is being used to guide instruction—and is not used to grade students.
To learn more about the changes taking place in education, see the links below.
Informational Resources for parents
• “For Every Child, Multiple Measures” (Northwest Evaluation Association)
• Common Core: Shifts for Students and Parents (New York State Education Department)
• Guidance on New York’s Annual Professional Performance Review Law and Regulations (New York State Education Department)