HSA-SA will start MAP testing for students in 6th -10th grade on Monday, September 18th, 2017. MAPNWEA is a nationally recognized test that helps us to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year and from year to year in the areas of Reading, Language, and Math. There are no passing or failing score for MAP tests. Instead, Harmony uses MAP scores to find out what students know, and what they need to know. The goal of testing students in MAP is to find out where students need help the most. MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. Additionally with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth. We do want students to do their best on MAP and try their best. We will test the students again in February of 2018, where we would like to see how much the students have learned and grown. Then we will use the MAP data again to help students where they need help the most. There is no need for students to ‘study’ for MAP tests, but the guidelines in this link are great tools for parents to help students at home.