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MAP Testing Parent and Student Guidance

Greetings LEIHS Students and Families!

 


In an effort to comply with the state’s requirement that all schools track students’ academic growth during a school year, it is necessary for all Lake Erie International High School students to complete NWEA Map Growth testing every fall, winter, and spring.  These tests are not a pass/fail type of test; they are simply an indicator for us to understand each student’s academic strengths and areas of concern to help us gauge the most effective individualized instruction for each student.

 

Normally, MAP testing is done on computers in the school building.  However, with the recent COVID-19 crisis going on, testing will be done remotely at home for at least the fall session. Students will need to log into test.nwea.org at home AND log online to their homeroom teacher’s Google Meet page so that the student can get the testing information and take the test at the same time.

 

Fall MAP Growth testing begins on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  Students will take two multiple choice tests, one in reading and one in math.  Once a student completes both tests, the student is finished with Fall 2020 MAP testing. Students who complete both of the fall 2020 tests will be credited with one academic assignment per completed test so as not to fall behind on academic work. 


Please encourage your child to complete the fall MAP growth testing as soon as possible. Your child can choose from one of two testing times: 10:00 AM to Noon or 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. If your child does not have access to a computer and/or Internet, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher to schedule an appointment for your child to come into the building to test. Note that all students will have their temperature taken and must wear a mask once they enter the building.  For everyone’s safety, we must limit the number of students in the building and the amount of time in the building. 


This document will help you prepare your child to take the MAP Growth test. It is recommended that you be available during your child’s testing time to support your child’s testing by helping to make sure he or she gets logged in, stays engaged, and completes the tests. There is not a time limit for these tests but most students are able to complete each of the two tests in about an hour. It is recommended that students complete both tests in one session.


Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school at 216-539-7229.





What is MAP Growth?



MAP Growth helps teachers understand what students know today, so goals can be set to improve growth throughout the year. Students cannot pass or fail this test.


This test will not affect grades. In fact, it’s normal for students to only answer about half the questions correctly. Please don’t help them!


Given the challenges of learning from home, MAP Growth test results are especially helpful for us this year. These results will help us know what students are ready to learn.



Test Preparation



Prior to Test Day


  1. Make sure your device has an internet connection 
  2. Disable pop-up blocking on your internet browser
  3. Make sure your device meets testing requirements using the Workstation Diagnostic Tool
  4. Watch the MAP Growth introduction video 
  5. Practice the test at practice.mapnwea.org
    (Username: grow, Password: grow) 

On Test Day


  1. Minimize distractions for your child as much as possible
  2. Provide a quiet testing environment 
  3. Allow the teacher/proctor to open the session first
  4. Log in at test.mapnwea.org
  5. Make sure you have a way to communicate with the teacher/proctor during the test (ex Google Meet)
  6. Follow any additional instructions from the teacher/proctor

Student Procedure for MAP Testing:

 




    • If you get an “Oops! Where's my test window?” message, either a pop-up blocker blocked it, the test window was moved or minimized, or the test window opened and was accidentally closed. Most likely, you will need to allow pop-ups. 

To disable pop-up blocking:


Chrome: Click the Menu icon to the right of the address bar (it is the icon with 

three vertical dots). Select Settings > Advanced > Privacy and Security > Site 

Settings > Pop-ups and redirects. Either toggle the Blocked option or add 

[*.]mapnwea.org to the Allow list.

 

Firefox (Windows): Click the Menu icon to the right of the address bar (the icon with three parallel lines.) Select Options, then go to the Privacy & Security tab. Clear the Block pop-up windows checkbox, or click Exceptions... then add https://test.mapnwea.org to the list of allowed websites

 

Firefox (Mac OS X): From the menu, select Firefox > Preferences > Content. Clear the Block pop-up windows checkbox.

 

iPad: Settings > Safari > Block Pop-ups. If the slider is green, turn it off by swiping to the left.

 

  • Go back to the HR teacher’s Google Meet and wait for the teacher to give you testing instructions and session login information.

  • Once instructed, sign in and take your first test.  Once that is completed, notify your HR teacher, who will then get you logged back in for your second test.  Once both tests are completed, you are done with the Fall 2020 MAP testing.

 

  • If you have any questions or testing issues, let your teacher know by returning to the Google Meet page and asking him or her for assistance.

  • Once both tests are done, decide what two class activities you want to be credited for (one 20-point activity credit per test for a total of two). Email your course teacher(s) to let him or her know your full name, the course name, activity number, and MAP test taken.

 

                      (ex.)     Chris Smith -- English 9, Sem. 1 -- please credit me for 1.2.10 in

                              exchange for my Reading Map test.

 

   Again, you may replace ONE assignment grade for completing the reading MAP test and 

           ONE assignment grade for completing the math MAP test.

 

Students may complete a practice test on their own by going to practice.mapnwea.org. Enter the username as grow and the password is also grow (all small letters). 


If you have any questions, please contact the school at 216-539-7229 or contact your homeroom teacher by phone, text, or email.