Winter MAP Testing

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Winter MAP Testing
Michael Hughes

On Friday 6th April we held a second MAP Testing Coffee Morning.  This session focused on how to interpret the Winter Progress Report and indications of growth since Fall. 

This morning we held another Coffee Morning to explore the MAP tests with parents.  We started by looking at what the test looks like and gave parents an opportunity to answer some of the questions using the practice test. 

Parents had the chance to interpret data from some sample data (see the slideshow, below) and we discussed how, although the tests can provide valuable information on student achievement and growth, it is just one piece of the jigsaw and teachers work to triangulate the data with formative, ongoing classroom assessments and everyday observations.

Winter MAP Progress Reports have been mailed to all parents today and should arrive at your homes shortly. If you have any questions about the results and how to interpret them, please consult the accompanying letter and guide.  Alternatively, please don't hesitate to contact your daughter's homeroom teacher, Mr. Hughes or Dr. Sandra. 

Today we welcomed parents whose daughters will be starting in first grade next August. We talked about teaching and learning in grade 1 and explored the PYP framework together. 

PYP Exhibition - One Week Countdown

With just one week to go until the big night, read how students are putting together the final touches of the different PYP Exhibition Components.

Winter MAP Testing

On Friday 6th April we held a second MAP Testing Coffee Morning.  This session focused on how to interpret the Winter Progress Report and indications of growth since Fall. 

Student PYP Exhibition Surveys

Please consider supporting our PYP Exhibition students by filling out a short survey.  This will enable them to collect and interpret data from a large sample size. 

New Units Of Inquiry Starting After Spring Break

The penultimate units of inquiry of the school year will begin after the holidays.  Click here to find out what your daughter will be inquiring into.  It may even give you some ideas for day-trips during the Spring Break so you can help support your daughter's learning! 

New Units of Inquiry with a Science Focus

Read about the upcoming units of inquiry which all have a scientific inquiry focus.  This post contains links to the unit learning outcomes to help you support your daughter. 

PYP Coffee Morning - Assessment in the ES

An overview of some of the qualitative and quantitative assessments used in the elementary school to determine students' levels of achievement and to identify next steps in learning. 

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