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Any of you have some good ideas for kicking off some fun (yet not too silly) ways of getting grades 3-5 "up" for the MAP testing? Our school is looking for ideas to help students realize the importance of MAP testing & how to feel prepared, yet not toooooo stressed over it. Anything that your school does that has appeared to work in the past?

Thanks in advance for any input!
  • becky/k/mo /blockquote> Here are some of the things we do in our district:We usually test for 3 weeks (we break it up - one week per subject). On the first test day of each week, the students receive a note of encourage. First week - a letter from their...See More
    Jun 8, 2008 report post
  • Addie/mo /blockquote> We have a district-wide MAP theme each year. This year our elem has a "NASCAR" theme (Everyone's a winner with good character) and the district MAP theme is building from that..."It's time." All of o...See More
    Mar 1, 2008 report post
  • To Tom from Sharyl /blockquote> No, we don't do anything before. In the past few years we have taken student bowling or skating or to a movie after MAP testing is over -- usually we go the first week of May.The principal comes in and tells each class to do...See More
    Feb 29, 2008 report post
  • Tom /blockquote> On 2/28/08, Sharyl wrote: > By making it an ongoing imbedded part of our curriculum, part > of our teaching, part of their learning, kids are becoming > very comfortable with this form of assessment.> Thanks for your in...See More
    Feb 28, 2008 report post
  • Sharyl /blockquote> We are imbedding the MAP format into virtually every subject area possible. We've been doing this since practically Day 1.We have AT LEAST weekly MAP practice items to review key skills, especially in the subject areas being t...See More
    Feb 28, 2008 report post

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