The regular session of NECAPs has ended for both grades. Hurray! Now on to
the make-up testing!
All students were assessed in math and reading, and fifth grade also had a
writing assessment. There were three sub-tests for math and reading,
and two sub-tests for writing. We gave one sub-test each day during the
testing window (October 1-11). If a student missed any test, he or she will be
required to make it up, which may mean your child will miss his or her special.
Again this year, MGWS will use the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) from
the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)to assess progress in Math,
Reading,and Language. This is a computer based testing program (very similar
to the Children's Progress testing used at Central School and Eliot
Elementary). Testing will be done two times this school year. There are many
good features to this testing, including each test is individualized for each
student (no two tests are alike). The M.A.P. is not a test of mastery, but
rather a test of growth over time, which is why we will test 2X. Students and
teachers will get immediate feedback after their testing session. Students are
able to see what their strengths are and where they may need improvement.
Students then set goals for their growth over the year. Teachers are given
valuable information which will help them plan their lessons.
Both fourth and fifth grades will be assessed. The first set of tests will
begin ______ (?) (We're not sure yet!) Each class will be assigned a time
slot for the laptops to do the testing.
This test replaces the Stanford 10 which was previously given to fifth graders
MEA Science. Fifth graders will take the Science MEA (Maine Educational
Assessment) May 12, 13, and 14, 2014. There will be one 40 minute sub-test
each day. All fifth and eighth grade students in Maine are required to take
this test. If a student misses any test on those dates, there will be make-up
tests on May 15 and 16.
If you have any questions or concerns about our testing programs, please feel
free to call me @ 384-4010 -- or email me: email@example.com
For help with test anxiety, check out these websites:
There are direct links to the above sites on the Parenting Web Links section
of this website, too.