It's nearly October and that means that it's time for the fall Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments. The purpose of taking MAP assessments in the fall is to get benchmark scores for our students in the areas of math, science, reading, and language arts.  When students take MAPs again in the spring, the benchmark scores allows us to measure academic growth of the course of the school year.

Once student have finished taking the fall MAP assessments, the students and their teachers will work together to create student growth goals and action plans to achieve their goals.  These goals and action plans will be mailed home to parents in December.

We only have 4-week window to get all 260 students in the middle school tested in all 4 areas, so it is a pretty tight window.  We really need all of the students in school on their testing days.  I have included a link to the FALL MAPS SCHEDULE so that parents are aware of which days students will be taking the assessment.

As always, CMS greatly appreciates the wonderful support that we get from our students' parents and if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.


Nick Dressel
Chadron Middle School Principal
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Mr. Dressel