Thursday, January 26, 2017

Preparing for MAP Testing - 32 Days!

We have MAP testing coming up in 32 days!  That is right around the corner! I have sat down and talked with every students about his/her MAP goals in both reading and math.  Thank you for signing and returning your child's MAP goals sheet.  A tool that I use in class to help students prepare for MAP is Compass Learning.  Compass Learning in a digital curriculum for K-12 students that can be used as primary or supplementary instruction.  It uses a diagnostic to offer prescriptive instruction through a personalized learning path that is monitored by myself. Our school has purchased this program and the instruction is personalized based on each child's MAP score.

In both reading and math, students have folders set up based on their personal RIT score.  The good thing about this program is that students may work on it at home!  They know their user name and password.  Here is the link to the website just in case your child does not know how to get there: Compass Learning.  I encourage you to allow your child to spend time each day, including weekends, to work on their reading and math folders in Compass Learning.  

We are working really hard in class so that students will meet their reading and math goals when they take MAP.  When students set goals for MAP most, if not all, of the students stated they would use Compass Learning at home.  Please help out by encouraging your child to spend some time on Compass Learning each day.  Let's work together to ensure our students see growth when they take the MAP test in the next 32 days!