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Branson students are required to take the NWEA MAP assessments three times each school year (Fall, Winter and Spring). This assessment is made up of three individual tests (math, reading and language usage). Students in grades 5, 8 and 11 also take the science test totaling 4 tests for students in those grades. NWEA test results provide important instructional information for teachers and help to document the academic growth of the students in our district. Please review the information below and linked on this page to prepare yourself and your student(s) for NWEA testing. Our Winter 2020 testing window will be January 13th-23rd.
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Please reference the Testing Schedule below to determine when your student(s) are scheduled to take their NWEA assessments. Testing during your assigned testing time is essential, as the assessment coordinator will have to confirm each student when they log on to the system before they can begin testing. All students (grades 2-12) are scheduled to test during the first week of the testing window. The second week of the testing window is reserved for make-ups. Special arrangements for make-ups are not necessary. Students who need to participate in a make-up session will follow the same process they would if they were testing on the original test date. Please refer to the testing schedule for specific testing times, dates and make-up opportunities.
Please have your student(s) complete the MAP test Warm-Up exercises located at the following link prior to their scheduled test day. This link will provide a 4 minute orientation video to watch as well as sample test questions to work through and the calculator tool to become familiar with. Being familiar with the testing format will help you and your student to have a successful testing experience on the scheduled test day. hhttps://warmup.nwea.org/app/gradetwoplus/gradeTwoPlus.html
Complete instructions for testing are included below. The process will include 1) Opening up the testing site in Firefox and logging on with the session name and password (provided by your homeroom teacher) 3) Finding the appropriate student name (tests will be pre-assigned) 4) Completing the assessment.
Always write down the RIT score that is displayed at the end of a test session. This helps in finding “lost” data that does not display correctly on the reports site for teachers.
1. Instructions for Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95472?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
2. Instructions for Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pop-blocker-settings-exceptions-troubleshooting