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Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) Tests (2015-2016)

NWEA MAP Tests - Thamer International Schools

Dear Parents of Grades (KG2, G1, G3, G5, G7),

Starting November 8th, 2015, your child will appear for the computerized and standardized tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). Thamer International School is giving its students MAP tests to determine their instructional level and to measure their academic progress in the area of the core subjects: Maths, English, and Science. 

MAP tests are unique as they adapt flexibility so as to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. While taking the test, students have to choose relevant answers. If a student answers a question correctly, the test follows up with a more challenging question. If a student is unable to answer the appropriate question, the test follows up with another relevant question. By adjusting the difficulty level of the questions, MAP precisely measures every student’s achievement as well as growth over time. After the test, the school will have access to the assessment data and essential information about every student. Accordingly, you will receive a report showing your child’s performance via your email.                        

You are kindly invited to attend an orientation session on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 as per the following schedule.

The Venue of the orientation is Princess Jawaher Auditorium. 

                      Grade

                         Orientation Session Time

                      KG2

                            9:30 a.m. till 10:30 a.m.

                 Grade 1 & 3

                           11:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.

    Grades 5 & 7 (Boys & Girls)

                           12:30 p.m. till 1:30 p.m.

We are eagerly looking forward to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children.

Notes:

  • For more information about MAP and practice sample tests please click here.

  • Exam schedules have been sent to your email addresses.

  • These exams are diagnostic exams which do not need prior preparation. In case you would like to practice with your son/daughter, the following websites will be of a great help.

Web Sites for Kids and Parents: 

  • Mathematics

    • www.aaamath.com                                   Math practice and activities

    • www.coolmath.com                                  Interactive math games

    • www.funbrain.com                                  Great site for kids

    • www.aplusmath.com                               A+ Math

    • www.mathforum.org/dr.math/                  Ask Dr. Math

    • www.mathleague.com/help/help.htm      Math League help topics

    • www.edhelper.com                                  Help for all subject 

  • Language Arts/Reading

    • www.funbrain.com                                  Language Arts games and more

    • www.merriam-webster.com                    Merriam Webster Word Game of the Day

    • www.vocabulary.com                              Vocabulary activities

    • www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/words    Vocabulary builders

    • www.lexile.com                                        Lexile Framework® for Reading

    Sincerely,

     T. I. S.

Administration

 


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