Dear Families,

Early next week we will make your child’s test results for the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) taken in September (Grades 6-10) available on Managebac.  In order to access your child’s MAP results, you simply need to click on your child’s Academics link and then click on the Portfolio Link. We have made a short video tutorial to show you how to do this on Managebac which can be accessed by clicking here.

Please read below for additional information on the test. Standardized tests are used as another data point for teachers and the school to assess performance. Standardized tests will not be used for purposes other than providing the school with diagnostic data. The data helps BIFS review curriculum, teaching practices, and assessment strategies and to ensure continuous improvement in student achievement.

NWEA MAP The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test is given to students in Grades 2-10  in the areas of Math, Reading, and Language Usage. MAP tests are online, adaptive tests; therefore, your child took a test specifically created for his or her learning level. The MAP test is aligned to the AERO standards and the IB Scope and Sequence, both of which are curriculum standards used at BIFS.  Your child’s MAP results are reported in RIT scores — please refer to the Quick Reference guide included in the report for further information.  For more information on resources for parents, you may download the Parent Toolkit.

Please remember that external exams are only one measure of a child’s capabilities and that in MYP, and DP there are a wide variety of techniques used to assess learning. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the homeroom teacher or your division administrator.  Please click here to view the NWEA Parent Workshop presentation.

Sincerely,

Jamie Robb, Secondary School Principal