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Student Testing

Dear Parents,

During the weeks of January 24th, January 31st, and February 7th, students from Grades 1 through 8, will be taking the MAP Growth test from NWEA using their Chrome tablet, or Chromebook. MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students. These tests take place 3 times over the year as opposed to just once.  Testing will be in October, January/February and May time frames.

MAP Growth tests are unique, and it adapts to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn-whether it is on, above or below their grade level.

Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child's learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.

We are excited to focus on individual growth and achievement. For more information about MAP Growth, visit



PCS Admin. Team