Map Testing will take place at
Malvern October 9-30
During this time the computer lab will NOT operate on its normal schedule. The computer lab will be closed and only open to those teachers scheduled for Map Testing. The normal schedule will resume on October 31st.
The library will also have testing taking place in the mornings during this time period. Several class book checkout times WILL be rescheduled to accommodate the testing schedule.
Before first MAP test: Login to your account, and assign your students Math and Science (Gr 3-5) Tests.
Note: Only assign these tests to the students listed on your class page (provided by MRS)
1-2 Days Before the first MAP test: Prepare students to take the test. Consider showing the Test Warm-Up available on the Map Website. Also consider making it FUN! Test out Kahoot to model and practice having to enter a name and pin and then answer questions.
On test day: Come in prepared to do your best. Please do your best to be prompt. I will make every attempt to have computers running and fully functional. Students will need to open the MAP Program, while you login to the administration site and launch the test. PLEASE ENSURE YOU SELECT THE CORRECT TEST. You will need to find your Saved Test Sessions and press Test Now.
Make the session name and password visible to students.
They will then select their name and test, and confirm. You will need to confirm students as they login on the administration site.
After the test: Make sure you checkout the Map Reports, Class Reports and the Learning Continuum. New teachers should discuss and explore these reports with their mentor and teams are encouraged to explore and discuss best practices.
Important MAP Information
MAP Testing Schedule
Don't remember your password?
Go to https://mckinneyisd-admin.mapnwea.org
Log in with your current MISD e-mail
Click on "forgot password"
A temporary password will be e-mailed to you.
Login to the MAP system using the link above and click on HELP.
OR post your question on our discussion board for other Malvern Teachers.
Have a resource, tip or idea to share with other teachers?
Please share on by adding a comment on this discussion page!
Understanding and Using the Reports
How to Administer Tests: Video Tutorials
What are the MUST HAVE apps?
Join the discussion! There are too many apps out there to keep up with and our teachers, like many others are too busy to keep up. I could go on for hours and pages about the many 'cool' apps out there but this is a quick piece to share with you what just a couple of the TOP iPad and iPhone apps are for our teachers. Do you think there are OTHER top apps that teachers should know about? Please share on by adding a comment on this discussion page!
Remind (formerly Remind101)
This powerful yet simple app is at the top of the MUST HAVE list for teachers. Create an account and invite parents (or students) to connect with you. Once connected you can send individual or group messages, or reminders, you can even schedule messages to go out. It keeps phone numbers private, and keeps a history log of messages for you. You can even ATTACH documents, photos or PDFs and see who has viewed them. A brand new way to share the classroom news! (FREE)
Do you have an informal assessment or review to cover? Turn it into a game! Practice word work, vocabulary, math facts and so much more in a fun way! Easy to setup, easy to share (or borrow) with other teachers and students at all ages and ability levels can participate. Works with your SmartBoard, iPad and iPods. (FREE)
Class DoJo is a powerful Behavior Management app. Encourage positive behaviors and engagement with positive feedback. You can also track student behaviors, share classes with other teachers, and share individual students with their parents. (FREE)
Want to encourage students to share their research, their stories, their work in a new and different way? Consider offering them the choice of using Comic Book. Let them, or their favorite stuffed animal, or the class mascot become the star of their story. Consider making a class story about the topic or concept you are trying to teach. Be creative! ($1.99)
Malvern has its own Pinterest Page!
This is where you will find lots of great resources, lesson and classroom ideas. It is just starting but will grow fast!
If you would like to join our Pinterest page, please talk to the MRS. Boards are meant to be shared! We would love to see you start pinning ideas, resources and more!
Librarian or Media Resource Specialist at Malvern Elementary School, McKinney, TX