9th and 10th grade students will be taking Reading and Math MAP tests on January 21 and 22. Please read the attached parent letter for more information.
Harmony Public Schools administers the NWEA MAP Growth tests in the middle of the year to measure the growth of our scholars from the beginning of the year in reading and math.
At the high school level, students in grades 9 and 10 (with limited exceptions) will take the NWEA MAP Growth Test. Please use the chart below to see which tests each grade will be administered.
The only students that are not required to test (but may if the campus would like) are STAAR Alt2 students.
Your scholar is scheduled to take these online assessments on January 21 and 22. We are asking each family to complete this technology check by Jan. 19 so that we may help you troubleshoot any issues that your family may experience before the testing window begins. To check if your device meets the minimum requirements, please click here .
Students that do not have a compatible device need to pick up a Chromebook from the school by January 19. Please complete the following forms:
Each student will log on to the NWEA MAP testing platform from their MyHarmony student portal account. The student will click the “nwea student” icon.
If you receive an error message, check to see if you have a red error indicator in the address bar blocking pop-ups. If so, click on the icon and choose “Always allow…” and “Done” to fix it.
On the login screen, there will be an opportunity to take a practice test if your student is unfamiliar with this testing platform. The practice test is not scored in any way and will simply serve as a tool to help familiarize them with the platform and format of the assessments. Session name and password for practice are both grow.
All NWEA MAP Sessions will be proctored via Zoom by personnel from your scholar’s campus. Zoom testing session links will be emailed to your scholar’s school email address by Jan. 19. They can also be found listed in the MAP Zoom links document.
The Jan. 2021 NWEA MAP Administration is scheduled to be administered from January 19 – February 3. In this unique time of all online learning, we have developed a standardized schedule to administer MAP to make sure that it is done uniformly across the system. The administration window will be as follows. Testing will begin at 9:00 AM each day.
Make-up testing may be completed after the student tests on the same day or into the next week at the guardian’s request. While these tests do not have a time limit, the average time spent by Harmony students in 2019 was just over one hour. We urge our families to monitor their scholar(s) closely when they are taking this assessment to make sure that their scholar is taking their time, using their testing strategies, and putting forward their best efforts to ensure that we receive the most accurate data about your student.
During an in-person administration of this assessment, the test proctor is able to walk around the room to monitor each scholar and make sure that each scholar is taking their time and behaving responsibly. In this new virtual setting, we are asking for your assistance in making sure that your scholar’s test is secure and they are following testing expectations such as the following
● Make sure they have completed the technology check by January 19th.
● If your scholar is unfamiliar with the MAP testing platform, please have them complete the practice test by January 19th to help them become familiar with the platform.
● During the Zoom test administration, please monitor your scholar to make sure they are taking their time and using their testing strategies
● During the Zoom test administration, please do not allow your scholar to have any other windows open on their computer other than their MAP test and their Zoom.
● During the Zoom test administration, please do not allow your scholar to use any outside resources. Students are allowed to use dictionaries on the Reading test only.
● During the Zoom test administration, please make sure that your scholar does not have access to their cell phone.
For our scholars with documented supports needed for STAAR testing, we will implement those supports as much as possible for the corresponding MAP tests.
Troubleshooting and Additional Questions
For any troubleshooting or additional questions, please contact your Campus Testing Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org .