21st Century Student Assessment

St. John’s is committed to being a leader in exceptional, faith-filled student learning that is current with today’s curricular standards and infused with technology. St. John’s is partnering with Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) to implement Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) as our school-wide assessment of student learning. MAP is a technology-based, computer-adaptive test that will measure student learning in the areas of English/Language Arts and Math in grades 2-8 this year.

A Parent Guide to MAP Growth, is provided here, as well as, an introductory video about the benefits of the MAP test and how parents can use the information alongside teachers. At St. John’s, we look forward to watching our students grow, as we move from once a year testing to 3 times a year testing, as well as, comprehensive reporting for school and home. Students will appreciate the new testing format as well, since testing time in the past as been 3-5 hours a day for 5 days. This year students will spend just 2 hours, 3 times a year! Be sure to take a look at the MAP Growth introductory video by clicking the image below.

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Welcome to the SJLS Learning Blog

Faith-fillled, 21st Century Learning

Learning has never been easier or more complicated! Seventeen years into the 21st century, we know that technology helps us in almost every way we learn and yet it can also make the learning task overwhelming. St. John’s has embraced this dichotomy 100% and our students are immersed in technology-rich learning that is also fully grounded in research-based educational approaches. This learning blog will highlight the faithfulness of our Christian, Lutheran school tradition and our commitment to a technology-infused 21st century learning environment.

St. John’s has taken the next step in 21st century learning with the installation of Active Learning Environments to enhance technology implementation and student engagement! Our Active Learning Environments are in two classrooms (Mrs. Knego, 5th grade and Mrs. Frydendall, middle school). These learning environments not only help students collaborate and communicate (two of SJLS student learning outcomes [SLOs]), but they also enable students to have choice and voice in their learning.

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