This handy guide is for using MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) (we use NWEA in Illinois) scores to predict success on the ACT Test. This shows, by testing season, the minimum benchmark score for predicting if your child would qualify for admission to open enrollment colleges, state universities, top public universities, and Ivy League schools.
NWEA COLLEGE READINESS INDICATOR
These documents give the skills and concepts for students to enhance and develop and for teachers to introduce for each RIT band.
NWEA CONTINUUM OF LEARNING
DOES YOUR CHILD KNOW HOW TO TYPE?
Your child will be required to type their responses for PARCC. Visit Dance Mat Typing so that your child is familiar enough with a keyboard that they can spend more time answering questions on PARCC rather than hunting for keys.
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NWEA RIT REFERENCE CHARTS
NATIONAL PTA GUIDES TO STUDENT SUCCESS
These 4-page color guides from National PTA are based on the new Common Core State Standards which have been adopted by more than 40 states. Para español, haga clic aquí.
INFORMATIONAL TEXT RESOURCES
Are you looking for a way to get your child reading more informational text? Look no further than the Chicago Public Library. With your library card and the Zinio app (available for iOS and Android), you can download magazines for free to read on your computer or tablet. You can choose as many titles as you want, download them when you need them (important for tablets as they are rather large files), or save them in your digital library to read at a later date (some issues are no longer available after a period of time).
Real Learning for Real Life
PARCC (Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career)
This is the test all Illinois students will take next year for the first time.
SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) Practice Test
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Common Core Math Library
This site gives examples of questions asked on the SBAC test.