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WMS Students to take MAP® Growth™ test

Dear Parent and Guardians, During the week of September 29 – October 2, 2020 your child at Winnebago Middle School will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a chromebook. 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 it adapts 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 and subject and have the same starting performance level. Each school year, students in grades Kindergarten through 9 th grade take the tests three times a year in the Fall, Winter and Spring. 

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

Sincerely, Mrs. Cathy Finley WMS Principal Mrs. Staci Thompson Director of Curriculum & Instruction for Winnebago CUSD #323


407 North Elida Street
Winnebago, IL 61088

Phone: 815.335.2364
Fax: 815.335.1437

Attendance Hours: 9:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Principal: Cathy Finley
Asst. Principal: Patrick Brûlé
Activities Director: Will Hartje
Student Services Director: Christine Kaufman
School Counselor: Katie McKinney
Nurse: Mary Kate Skaggs

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