January 2022


Dear Parent,


During the weeks of January 10-13, your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA®.  MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring academic achievement and growth.  These results are used to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students.  Upon returning to school for the second semester, students will begin setting goals for themselves on the upcoming MAPs Growth test.  Your child will have a 1 on 1 conversation with their teacher and challenge themselves for the upcoming test window.


MAP Growth tests are unique and adapt to your child’s responses to measure content proficiency. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging.  If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier and continues to adjust according to responses.  These results provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn.  Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information, it’s easier 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.  Students in grades K-2, will take tests in the subjects of Math and Reading.  Students in grades 3-6 will take tests in Math, Language Arts, Reading, and Science.  Your child’s teacher will share information with you regarding their academic performance during the February 3rd-4th Parent Teacher Conferences.


We are truly excited to focus on your child’s growth and achievement.  For more information about MAP Growth, visit or feel free to email Mr. Thomsen.


Please ensure that your child gets an ample amount of sleep the night before the test, eats a nutritious and filling breakfast, and arrives at school on time. 



Jared Thomsen

Elementary Principal

(308) 368-5572 

Empowering students to reach their full potential.

“Educating Every Student, Every Day, Every Way”