Episode 18: Navigating M.A.P.

On Episode 18, Amy Van Hoose discusses the NWEA MAP test with 3rd grade SJES teacher, Heather Seger, and 3rd grade SCE teacher Ashley Schrage.  The NWEA MAP test (Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress) is given to students in 2nd through 8th grade to see what students know, help teachers inform instruction, individualize instruction, and monitor growth.  It is unlike standardized tests because it is adaptive, questions get easier and harder in order to pinpoint a child’s proficiency and growth in several categories and subcategories. While this test is very valuable for teachers, it can also be a helpful tool for parents too. 

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Episode 3: I.E.P.’s Don’t Have To Be Scary

In this Episode of “After The Bell Rings”, Tricia Aukamp, School Psychologist from Silver Creek Elementary and Marine Elementary, joins Amy Van Hoose to discuss the I.E.P. (Individualized Education Process).  In the episode they will review what exactly an I.E.P. is, how students qualify, and what to expect through the process.

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