Starting January 7th your child will take the NWEA/MAP test. The results of this test are/and will be used to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year. Each test will take approximately 40 – 60 minutes to complete and will be administered on different days. Measurements of Academic Progress(MAP) tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s appropriate level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward school. The MAP test is administered 3 times a year; fall, winter and spring. For more information on resources for parents, download the parent Toolkit at www.nwea.org. Please talk to your child to take her/his time and do his/her best. On the NWEA/MAP students will be tested in the following subjects: Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade students are tested in Math and Reading. 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students are tested in Math, Reading, Language and Science.