MAP testing information/update

Good morning.
As we approach the beginning of MAP testing next week, I wanted you to be aware of some procedural items that we will be announcing to students.
Cell Phones/Communication Devices
There are very strict guidelines that we must follow in regard to student cell phones and other electronic devices that can connect to the internet (i.e. Apple watches, etc).  Such devices CANNOT be in a student's possession, or in their book bag, purse or binder, during testing sessions.  Teachers and other staff members who are serving as testing proctors have been instructed to collect all such devices prior to the beginning of each testing session.  Once the testing session is concluded, these devices will be returned to students.  Because of this, I WOULD HIGHLY SUGGEST that students place their cell phones/devices in their secured locker prior to going to their testing session.  This will save time and reduce any possible issues that may result in an exam being invalidated.
Headphones and Earbuds
A portion of each English/Language Arts exam will include a section in which students will need to listen to an audio selection by use of headphones or earbuds.  Students are encouraged to bring their personal headphones or earbuds to school on these days.  Should this not be possible, we will have a supply on hand.
Testing Schedule
Our current schedule is listed below.  We are working to make some minor adjustments to this to ensure that we have met suggested time requirements.  If any of this is revised, I will share it with you as soon as possible.
Grade 6: 
Monday, 4/11 - English/Language Arts: 11:12 - 1:31 (periods 4, 5, 6)
Tuesday, 4/12 - Math: 11:12 - 1:31 (periods 4, 5, 6)
Grade 7:
Wednesday, 4/13 - English/Language Arts: 8:15 - 11:26 (periods 1, 2, 3, 4)
Thursday, 4/14 - Math: 8:15 - 11:26 (periods 1, 2, 3, 4)
Grade 8:
Monday, 4/18 - Science: 9:06 - 12:14 (periods 2, 3, 4, 5)
Tuesday, 4/19 - Math: 9:54 - 12:14 (periods 3, 4, 5)
Wednesday, 4/20 - English/Language Arts: 9:54 - 12:14 (periods 3, 4, 5)
Friday, 4/22 - English/Language Arts: 9:06 - 10:38 (periods 2, 3)
Make up exams:
Monday, 4/25 through Friday, 4/29
If possible, we ask that any "non-critical" appointments be scheduled around these testing times for your child. 

Thank you and have a great day.

Greg

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