Monday, September 29, 2008

MAP Testing: September/October

Woodbury Public Schools will participate in a district-wide initiative of MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing for grades two through ten. The assessment is new to our senior high school students; we administered this testing in grades two through eight last school year.

These tests determine your child’s instructional level and measure academic growth during the school year, and from year to year in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics. The goal is to provide teachers with current academic levels of performance in an effort to target specific areas of instruction for our students.

MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive tests that your child takes on a computer. That means that the test becomes more difficult the more questions your child answers correctly. When your child incorrectly answers a question, the test becomes easier. Therefore, your child has taken a test specifically created for his or her learning level. In addition, your child should already know the information presented on the test because the tests are so closely aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and Woodbury’s literacy and mathematics curricula.

MAP will be administered to all students in grades two through ten twice a year – once in the fall and again in the spring. The data from the spring assessment will show areas of growth and/or concern. Parent reports will be generated after the spring assessment and mailed to the home.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the building principal or the Ms. Antoinette Capodanno, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, at extension 218. For more informational resources for parents regarding MAP testing, access the Document Library at and download the online Parent Toolkit.

Thank you for your support of your child’s education.

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