MAP Growth measures what students know and informs what they're ready to learn next. By dynamically adjusting to each student's responses, MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures performance. Timely, easy-to-use reports help teachers teach, students learn, and administrators lead.
MAP Growth for Math and Reading will be administered 3 times a year and take between 30-60 minutes to complete. Webster Area School District's focus on using MAPS growth measures with Kindergarten through 6th Grade. For more information on MAP Growth, please use the following link: https://www.nwea.org/map-growth/
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often called "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subjects. Its two major goals are to measure student achievement and to report change in student performance overtime.
The NAEP for Math and Reading will be administered to Webster Area School District's 4th and 8th graders on February 6th, 2019. For more information on how long the tests will take, please use the following link: http://doe.sd.gov/Assessment/NAEP.aspx
More information for Parents and Guardians can be found inthis Notification Letter that was sent home January 4, 2019.
South Dakota is part of the SMARTER Balanced AssessmentConsortium, or SBAC. The SBAC is a consortium of states that have been working collaboratively to develop a student assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math.The SBAC focus is on assessing students annually in grades 3-8 and 11. The system includes both summative and interim assessments and will use computer adaptive testing technologies to the greatest extent possible to provide meaningful feedback and actionable data that teachers and other educators can use to help students succeed.
The SMARTER Balanced Assessment will be administered to Webster Area School District in between April and May of 2019. For more information on how long the tests will take, please use the following link: http://doe.sd.gov/Assessment/SMARTERbalanced.aspxThe South Dakota Science tests measures students' mastery of the South Dakota State Academic Standards in Science adopted in May 2015 for grades 5, 8, and 11. This test will cover the grade spans of 3-5, 6-8, and high school. Questions will come equally as possible from life, physical, and earth sciences at all 3 tested levels. This assessment will be completely online and will be administered in April of 2019. For more information on how long the tests will take, please use the following link: http://doe.sd.gov/Assessment/science.aspx