All Fall River students in grades 5K-5th take the MAPS test each Fall, Winter, and Spring. More information can be found at www.nwea.org. MAPS testing is a rewarding experience for the student, and a wealth of detailed information for teachers, parents and administrators.
The MAPS assessments adapt to the child in real-time while he/she takes the test. The results, based on the stability of the data, provide rich insight into learning as it occurs. The implications for instruction and beyond are profound.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Each child learns differently. It is a computerized adaptive assessment that tests differently, allowing teachers to see their students as individuals – each with their own base of knowledge.
Tests That Adapt to the Student
NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests present students with engaging, age-appropriate content. As a student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down in difficulty.
Another benefit to MAPS testing is students are given a lexile score which enables teachers and parents to find appropriate reading level material. For a list of books to match skill level and personal interests go to www.lexile.com. Enter your Lexile measure, select your interests, and find books you'd like to read! Whether you're reading for school or for pleasure, you can use this site to build a custom reading list on the subjects that interest you the most.
WISCONSIN KNOWLEDGE AND CONCEPTS EXAM (WKCE)
The Fall River School District tests all students in reading and math in grades 3,5,6, & 7. All students in grades 4,8, & 10 are tested in reading, math, social studies, science, and writing. Tests are administered in October and November. Student scores for the current testing are not available until the spring of this school year. Information on Fall River test scores in past years can be located at http://dpi.wi.gov/sig/index.html.
For further informatin on testing please contact Christine Hamele at 484-3333, ext. 228