These tests do not count as part of the student's grade. However, students will take the tests in January and again at the end of the year. These test help to demonstrate student growth between the beginning of the year and the end of the year.
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After MAP testing is complete, all 1st and 5th grade students will be taking the OLSAT test. Like the MAP test, the OLSAT does not count as a grade, but it helps to begin the process of placing students into Magnet programs for next year. The results of this test, along with other components, are used to determine which students should be placed into a Magnet classroom for 2nd grade and for 6th grade.
The only thing that you, as families, need to do is to make sure that students are well rested and ready for school in the morning! The students will handle the rest at school with the help of their teachers.