NWEA Test Results to be Shared at Conferences
Alpena Public Schools had a need for an assessment that would give teachers immediate feedback to support individualized instruction, show student growth over time, indicate areas of strength, identify areas for improvement, and allow teacher/student goal setting conversations. APS chose the NWEA MAP test (Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress) as the product to give us the data we need to improve our instructional practices.
This is the second testing year for our district. Last year, staff learned how to administer the tests and read individual reports. We also used last year’s data to establish a baseline as we move forward.
We are now prepared to share your child’s fall 2016 NWEA scores. Alpena High School families with 9th and 10th graders are receiving NWEA information in the mail in advance of parent conferences. Please bring your NWEA report to your parent conference, and if you have questions, an AHS counselor will be happy to discuss it with you.
K-8 students will pick up NWEA scores at parent conferences.
For more information, we encourage parents to visit NWEA's website.
We know that all children don’t learn at the same pace or in the same manner. We also know that NWEA is just one snapshot or piece of data about your child. At each level of education, we have other data sources we are using to measure progress including teacher grades, subject test scores, projects, state tests (including M-STEP), and at the high school level the SAT. It might sound like a lot of testing and data; however, these sources of information make it easier for us to personalize your child’s education.