Choosing Books for Independent Reading Grades 5-8
Students in grades 5-8 are administered the MAP Growth three times during the school year- fall, winter, and spring. Unlike the paper-and-pencil tests, where all students are asked the same questions, MAP Growth is a computer-adaptive test that adjusts the level of difficulty—based on the responses provided. District 35 uses MAP Growth data to track student growth from fall to spring, annually, and over longer periods of time. MAP Growth data is also used to set appropriate instructional goals for individual students. You can use the Lexile Range shared on your child’s MAP report to set a starting place for book selection. Additional information on MAP Growth can be found here.