On Wednesday October 7 and 14, CMS students will take the Measured Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. The data from the MAP assessment will help schools and teachers measure where your child is starting the year academically. The HCPSS intends to also give the assessment in winter and spring to measure how your child’s learning is progressing throughout the year. The MAP test does not affect grades and the difficulty adjusts depending on how your child responds. It is normal for students to only answer about half the questions correctly. To learn more about the MAP assessment, please visit: https://www.nwea.org/the-map-suite/common-questions-families/ or the following link for an overview and school specific information: CMS MAP Video.
The Reading test will be offered on Wednesday, October 7 at 9 am. The Math test will be offered on Wednesday, October 14 at 9am.
All students will be participating in these assessments with the exception of the following:
Students that are participating in a high school math course; Algebra 1 or 2, Geometry, or Statistics
Students that are participating in 8th grade ELA GT.
Please contact Kim Scaife at Kim_Scaife@hcpss.org, with any questions and/or if your child is unable to attend the above testing sessions. Makeup testing will be offered during asynchronous learning times. Homeroom teachers shared Google Meet information and your student’s testing group on Monday, October 5, if you are unsure of this information, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.
Please also make sure, before the testing day, that your child’s device works for MAP testing. If you have not been able to work through the MAP student module, please go to the following link:https://hcpss.instructure.com/courses/34466/pages/middle-school-map-device-preparation?module_item_id=5131561 to complete it. If the MAP assessment does not work on the computer, please access the MAP troubleshooting document and/or these linked directions.
For technical concerns, please contact Catherine_Mairs@hcpss.org. Ms. Mairs will also be having an additional tech help session on: Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 12:30-1:00, Meet code = cms-cmairs-techhelp, if you are still having trouble getting into the MAP site.