September 29, 2021
Dear HMS Families,
I hope this message finds you well, and you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather. We are reaching out to share a quick update on upcoming assessments.
Students in grades 5 through 8 participate in the standardized NWEA-Measures of Academic Progress assessment (MAP) to gauge their academic growth in literacy and math from year to year. The MAP scores are only one source of information about our students’ progress. Daily work, classroom assessments, projects, classroom discussions, and conferencing provide a more complete picture.
This fall, the Maine Department of Education has selected the MAP assessment as the state’s MEA assessment for Mathematics and English/Language Arts/Literacy. Students will take the MAP assessment over the following two weeks based on the schedule below. We use the scores from the assessment internally. They provide specific evidence of growth and highlight any areas which indicate a need for support.
Math 10/4 @ 8:05 - 9:25 and 11:10 - 12:30
Reading 10/5 @ 8:05 - 9:25 and 11:10 - 12:30
Language Usage 10/6 @ 8:05 - 9:25 and 11:10 - 12:30
Math 10/4 @ 8:10 - 9:55 and 12:25 - 1:10
Reading 10/5 @ 8:10 - 9:55 and 12:25 - 1:10
Language Usage 10/6 @ 8:10 - 9:55 and 12:25 - 1:10
Math 10/12 @ 9:45-11:30 and 2:00 - 2:45 for any necessary finishing
Reading 10/13 @ 9:45-11:30 and 2:00 - 2:45 for any necessary finishing
Language Usage 10/14 @ 9:45-11:30 and 2:00 - 2:45 for any necessary finishing
Math 10/12 @ 8:10-11:05
Reading 10/13 @ 8:10-11:05
Language Usage 10/14 @ 8:10-11:05
Prior to testing, educators will talk with students in preparation for the assessment to ensure that they are as comfortable as possible with the process and able to put forth their best effort. We will let you know when your child's results are available to view in PowerSchool.
Thank you, as always, for your support with this process.
Mandy Lewis and Tom McDowell
HMS Administrative Team