This year we are excited to announce that we will begin using the MAP Assessment instead of the TerraNova test. This assessment uses anonymous assessment data from over 10.2 million students to create national norms. Educators compare their students' performance against the norms to evaluate programs and improve instruction- in individual classrooms and throughout the school. Every questions on a MAP Growth assessment is calibrated to our RIT scale. Because the equal-interval scale is continuous across grades, educators can trust it to track longitudinal growth over a student's entire career. MAP Growth tests begin with a question appropriate for the student's grade level, then dynamically adapt throughout the test in response to student performance. This progressive refinement allows MAP Growth to challenge top performers without overwhelming students whose skills are below grade level. We eel that our students and educators will benefit from this change. Students will test three times during the year to track their progress through the year.