In order to protect the health and safety of employees, staff, and students, all those who access Pasco County School locations must self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19 daily. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you should NOT be on campus. Access the Visitor Screener or the Student Screener online. Employees should use the Employee Self-Screener.

Dear OES Families,

During the week of August 31, your child will take a MAP Growth test from NWEA on a computer or tablet.  MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students.

MAP Growth tests are unique and adapt to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level.  If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging.  If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn- whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.

MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject, and have the same starting performance level.  This school year, students in grades kindergarten through grade two will take tests in math and language and students in grades three through grade five will take tests in math, language arts, and science.  The testing windows will be in August/September, December, and April.  Following each testing period, your child’s teacher will share information with you to let you know how your child is performing academically.

We are truly excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement.  For more information about MAP Growth, visit NWEA.org/familytoolkit