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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!
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 tested this
year.

Our reading series (Treasures) has regular MAP prac...See More
Feb 28, 2008
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 input. We also do this throughout the year,
of course. I guess what ...See More
Feb 28, 2008
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 their very best
and stay focused and gives them a little pep talk.

O...See More
Feb 29, 2008
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 our district students from K-8 are involved in the MAP
motivation.

We will have a kickoff assembly fea...See More
Mar 1, 2008
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 parent (staff
writes notes to students whose parents don't participate); ...See More
Jun 8, 2008


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