NWEA MAP TESTING AT A-C CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL
This year, students will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). We give students MAP tests to determine their instructional level, reading level, and to measure academic growth throughout the school year in the areas of Reading, Language, and Math. All aspects of the A-C Central education experience are focused on knowing our students on a deeper level in order to precisely guide and mentor them. To accomplish this task in the academic arena requires knowing where students are currently and guiding and mentoring them to the next level.
What is the NWEA MAP test?
MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive. When taking a MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. The tests range from 39-52 questions and vary from person to person, depending upon the responses obtained. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. These tests are used to determine where the student is right now, indicating their strengths and weaknesses, and allowing for goal setting.
Why are we doing this?
The purpose of the assessment is to determine what a student knows and his or her level of academic knowledge. Data is gathered and can be measured to determine growth. Teachers then can use this data to adapt instruction where needed. Counselors and teachers can use it to make recommendations for levels of classes. Through A-C Central, we want to serve the students more effectively and efficiently. We believe NWEA MAP testing will provide this insight.
When will the tests be administered?
We will test the select students three times this year, in the fall, winter, and again in the spring. A-C Central students will take the winter benchmark assessment on Monday, November 30, 2015 and Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
For more information regarding NWEA MAP testing and resources for parents, download the Parent Toolkit at nwea.org >> Partner Support.
--Mr. Groll - MS/HS Principal
Join us for a night of holiday music guaranteed to put you in the festive spirit. December 8th at 7:00 pm, featuring the High School, Middle School, and Beginning Bands. Also featuring the A-C Central Choir and a gallery showing from the Art Department. Hope to see you there!
Good evening. This is an important message for all A-C Central parents. There are many announcements included in this call so please listen through to the end.
School dismisses early this Friday, November 20th. The ½ day PK class will dismiss at 10:50 am. The full day – 4th grade classes will dismiss at 11:05 AM for walkers and 11:10 AM for bus riders. The Middle and High School students will dismiss at 11:30 AM. NO LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AT EITHER BUILDING.
Picture retakes for all students are tomorrow, Thursday, November 19th. If your child is having retakes, they must bring their picture packets back with them to return to Inter-State Studios. You will receive the same packages as you ordered initially.
The Elementary PTO is selling A-C Knights t-shirts and sweatshirts. Orders are due by Monday, November 23rd. If you would like to order, but do not have an order form, they can be picked up at either school office.
There will be a community blood drive in honor of Mr. Sanders at the Chandlerville Community Building this Friday, November 20th from 2:30 – 7 PM.
The A-C Central Post Prom Committee is sponsoring a Vendor Fair this Saturday, November 21st, from 8:00am – 2:00pm at the Ashland school building. More than 40 vendors will be selling a wide variety of items. Breakfast and lunch will be served in the cafeteria. There will be games and crafts for the kids. Please come out and support local vendors and the A-C Central Post Prom.
A text version of this message can be found on the school’s website at www.a-ccentral.com. Thank you and have a great evening.
Good evening. This is an important message for all A-C Central parents.
School will dismiss one hour early tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25th. The ½ day PK class will dismiss at their regular time of 11:00 AM. The full day PK – 4th grade classes will dismiss at 1:45 PM for walkers and 1:50 PM for bus riders. The middle and high school classes will dismiss at 2:11 PM. Buses will be running 1 hour earlier than usual.
School will NOT be in session on Thursday, November 26th or Friday, November 27th. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!