MAP® Growth™ Testing Information byJennifer Neafcy, Assistant Principal
This week, Hope students began testing with MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® . During the month of October and two more times throughout the year, your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a computer or tablet. We give students MAP Growth tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in math, reading, and language (language is available for grades 2-8 only).
In my time in education, I have had experience with different types of standardized assessments that measure student achievement. MAP Growth tests, however, are unique and give a clearer picture of your child’s level of learning, what they already know, and what they are ready to learn. MAP Growth tests are an adaptive test, which means that if your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This pattern is followed until your child’s level is pinpointed by the assessment.
th tests give teachers detailed information about each child’s learning, and what they are ready to learn, giving the teachers useful and accurate information to plan for instruction in the classroom.
MAP Growth tests will be given two more times this year in January/February and in May. By assessing throughout the year, teachers and parents are provided with growth data for each student. Parents will receive a report after each testing period is completed showing your child’s growth. You can also review these reports with your child’s teacher for more insight.
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Wed. 10/13: 8:40 AM Chapel for K-4 & 9:05 AM Chapel for 5-8 Led by Jonathan Kopecky
Friday 10/15: Free Dress Day
Tues. 10/19: 6:00 PM Kindergarten Information Night for Prospective Families
Wed. – Fri. Oct. 20-22: No School, Teachers Professional Development / ESC Open / ESC “XTRA” Open with Pre-registration here
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Extended School Care Reminders
ESC “XTRA’ will be open during our Teacher Development no school days. You must pre-register to attend to ensure we have adequate staffing and we will not be able to accommodate last minute drop ins. No paid lunches will be provided during these days so please provide lunch for your student.
Recess Help Needed
Volunteers are needed to help supervise K-5 recess from 1:30-2:15 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jennifer Neafcy at firstname.lastname@example.org. PIP hours apply.
Log Your PIP Hours
We are using our new SIS Gradelink to track volunteer hours. To log your hours, please log into your Gradelink account with your credentials and click on the Service Hours tab. Enter the activity and the time spent volunteering. Hours will be submitted to and approved by the front office. PIP or Parent Involvement Program hours are for families with students in grades K-8 and information on this program can be found in our handbook here.
Kindergarten Information Night – 10/19 @ 6:00 PM
Kindergarten is a big milestone for your child, and there are many educational options to choose from. We want to help you with that decision by giving you information regarding kindergarten readiness and what to expect that first year. Join us October 19th at 6 PM to learn more about how ready your child is for kindergarten and what kindergarten looks like at Hope School. Anyone is welcome to attend so invite your friends and family!
To attend this event, please register using this link: https://forms.gle/mmRdnsvH3rhjt5A86
If we need to change this event from an in-person to a virtual event, we will email the Zoom link to the guest list the day of the event. Questions? Please contact Admissions Director, Sally Heit at: email@example.com.
Seattle Lutheran Open House – October 28, 2021 @ 7 pm
Interested in robotics and love to play soccer? Do you love the stage, and enjoy giving back to the community? At Seattle Lutheran you can do all those things! We invite you to join us as we talk about these programs and many others that students can participate and excel in while at SLHS. We have a unique and successful approach to education. Join us for our open house to discover if SLHS is the right fit for you. To register or for more information contact Sally Heit @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Personal tours available by appointment.