• What is it?
    Explanations, Descriptions, and Definitions

    Labor Day

    An American federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 3 in 2012) that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.

    Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.

    NWEA's Measures for Academic Progress (MAP)

    A Tool for Teachers

    Created by educators for educators, MAP assessments provide detailed, actionable data about where each child is on their unique learning path. Because student engagement is essential to any testing experience, NWEA works with educators to create test items that interest children and help to capture detail about what they know and what they’re ready to learn. It’s information teachers can use in the classroom to help every child, every day.

    Adapting the Test to the Student

    MAP dynamically adapts to a student’s responses – as they take the test.

    ·        Answer a question correctly and the test presents a more challenging item

    ·        Miss a question, and MAP offers a simpler item

    In this way, the test narrows in on a student’s learning level, engaging them with content that allows them to succeed.

    Assessment Areas

    Each computerized assessment is aligned to national and state curricula and standards:

    ·        MAP:  Reading, Mathematics, and Science

    ·        MAP for Primary Grades:  Reading, and Mathematics
    Above M.A.P. information provided fromhttp://www.nwea.org/products-services/computer-based-adaptive-assessments/map