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MAP Testing – Finish Strong!

Finish

We are on the home stretch for the end of the school year with this final week to finish strong! Congratulations to all our iLEAD learners who have completed their Growth MAP assessments in both subjects of math and reading. Be encouraged as you review your child’s MAP results, and consider this information as a tool to start your curriculum planning for the fall. Please speak with your EF and determine ways that you can best support your learner and identify areas of growth that you can celebrate!

MAP Testing Time

MAP Testing

End-of-the-year MAP testing is currently in progress for all iLEAD learners. Whether your family has finished the assessments or is just getting started, it’s always important to know the WHY behind what you’re doing.

The MAP test is one way of providing good feedback on your child’s academic strengths as well as areas needing support. This spring, we are all participating in the “Growth” version of the testing, which simply means that it is an adaptive, more comprehensive assessment. Parents will notice there is a broader range of questions (anywhere from 40 to 52). Adaptive also means that, depending on how your child answers each question, the skills and concepts adjust across multiple grade levels to calculate better results. Results are quick and can be collected from the NWEA program within a few days, and your EF will email you the results.

The reports will include scores for every year your learner has taken the tests, providing continuous tracking and standardized results from each year. This is beneficial for targeting your instruction and planning support for the needs of your individual learner.

In addition, it demonstrates to the state and our authorizer that our learners are making progress. This became especially imperative this spring, as iLEAD was approved to utilize benchmark testing in lieu of the usually scheduled CAASPP testing. All these pieces are important for keeping our accreditation and charter. iLEAD appreciates your support, and we are so proud of all our learners!

May Webinars and Virtual Events

Fall Webinars

We hope that you will join us for our final webinars of the 2020-2021 school year. Please click the links below for all of the details on how to register:

5/18 at 11 a.m.: TK-3rd Grade Virtual Show and Tell

5/19 at 12 p.m.: Presentation by Jonathan Mooney: “Normal Sucks”

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MAP Testing is Underway

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Who better to give advice on test-taking tips than learners themselves? We talked with iLEAD learners to find out about their successful experience taking the growth MAP assessments. Here is a list of test-taking tips for kids by kids:

1. Set a daily goal of questions you want to answer. Try to do 20 questions so you’re not stressed about doing all of them in one day.
2. Enjoy treats if your parent lets you! Chew gum or candy while working on the questions.
3. Take the test when you’re the most focused!
4. Take stretching breaks after a long question.
5. Don’t stress – just try to do your best!

May Webinars and Virtual Events

Fall Webinars

Mark your calendars for our upcoming May activities! Please click the links below for all of the details on how to register:

5/12 at 3 p.m.: Roundtable Discussion About Anxiety

5/13 at 1 p.m.: TK-2 Read Aloud “It Could Have Been Worse”

5/14 at 10 a.m.: Financing College

5/14 at 1 p.m.: End of the Year Bingo

5/18 at 11 a.m.: TK-3rd Grade Virtual Show and Tell

5/19 at 12 p.m.: Presentation by Jonathan Mooney: “Normal Sucks”

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May Webinars and Virtual Events

Fall Webinars

Mark your calendars for our upcoming May activities! Please click the links below for all of the details on how to register:

5/12 at 3 p.m.: Roundtable Discussion About Anxiety

5/13 at 1 p.m.: TK-2 Read Aloud “It Could Have Been Worse”

5/14 at 10 a.m.: Financing College

5/14 at 1 p.m.: End of the Year Bingo

5/18 at 11 a.m.: TK-3rd Grade Virtual Show and Tell

5/19 at 12 p.m.: Presentation by Jonathan Mooney “Normal Sucks”

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Spring Webinars and Virtual Events

Fall Webinars

We are springing into the season with more great webinars and field study opportunities just for you! Please take a look at the fliers below for all of the upcoming events in April:

4/20 at 11 a.m.: TK-3 Show and Tell

4/21 at 12 p.m.: How to Create a Dinner Club

4/23 at 10 a.m.: Unique Learner Experiences at Exploration

4/23 at 1 p.m.: Earth Day STEM Activity

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Spring Webinars and Virtual Events

Fall Webinars

We are springing into the season with more great webinars and field study opportunities just for you! Please take a look at the fliers below for all of the upcoming events in April:

4/13 at 10 a.m.: Steven Quartly Art Studio Tour

4/14 at 12 p.m.: Learn How to Create Digital Portfolios

4/20 at 11 a.m.: TK-3 Show and Tell

4/21 at 12 p.m.: How to Create a Family Dinner Club

4/23 at 10 a.m.: Unique Learner Experiences at Exploration

4/23 at 1 p.m.: Earth Day STEM Activity

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Spring Webinars and Virtual Events

Fall Webinars

We are springing into the season with more great webinars and field study opportunities just for you! Please take a look at the fliers below for all of the events coming up in April:

4/13 at 10 a.m.: Steven Quartly Art Studio Tour

4/14 at 12 p.m.: Learn How to Create Digital Portfolios

4/20 at 11 a.m.: TK-3 Show and Tell

4/21 at 12 p.m.: How to Create a Family Dinner Club

4/23 at 10 a.m.: Unique Learner Experiences at Exploration

4/23 at 1 p.m.: Earth Day STEM Activity

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CAASPP Testing

CAASPP Testing

Attention, iLEAD families of learners in 3rd-8th and 11th grade: We have posted a helpful webinar just for you! In case you missed it the first time around, here is the link to the 2021 CAASPP Testing Parent Webinar that contains pertinent information to help you and your learner be prepared for this statewide assessment.

We also encourage you to use the following printable math packets. These are designed to expose a learner to the different types of questions they may encounter on the math portion of the CAASPP test. These are also great assignments to add to your learner’s ILP.

Click, Print and Practice!

Testing Timeline

CAASPP Testing

Timelines can be such helpful tools when preparing for a coming event. Here is a testing timeline that we encourage you to use as you continue to prepare for the coming MAP and CAASPP testing.

Testing Window Dates: March 22 – June 4

  • March (ongoing): Start talking with your child’s EF to plan their test session days and sign up for test sessions (3rd-8th and 11th & 5th, 8th, and once in high school for science).
  • March 10: CAASPP webinar for parents (recording available).
  • March 17: CAASPP webinar for learners will be held at 12:00 p.m.

Prior to your scheduled testing date, confirm that your tech device is ready for testing or that you have a testing site solution.

The iLEAD team of educators is excited about synergizing with you as we continue to work together preparing, engaging and assessing our community of learners for the good of our charter family.

CAASSP Testing & Technology

CAASPP Testing

This year, learners will have the flexibility to take the CAASSP from the comfort of their own homes! This new convenience is exciting and makes testing more accessible. We also recognize there may be some new technical challenges that iLEAD is prepared to help families troubleshoot. As you help your learners prepare for the spring assessments, please be proactive when checking your testing devices and capabilities.

Device Information:

Learners will be able to test on a home PC, MAC, iPad running iPadOS14, or a borrowed school Chromebook. Please note that home Chromebooks purchased by families on their own or with school funds do not have the capability at this time to download a secure browser and cannot be used for testing.

Please coordinate with your EF and strategize ways you can solve your specific technology challenges in order to be ready for the CAASSP assessments.

For other technological supports within the test, please watch this video for accessing Embedded Testing Tools.

Spring Webinars

Fall Webinars

We are excited to share our upcoming webinars for 2021. On February 10 at 12 pm, our Educator University team will be spotlighting science kits. Please register here to learn more about great science kits that can supplement your curricula. Then, on February 12 at 10 am, join us for our High School Overview for New Families and Incoming 9th Graders. Please register here to learn more about iLEAD Exploration’s high school team and program.

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Spring Webinars

Fall Webinars

We are excited to share our upcoming webinars for 2021. On February 10 at 12 p.m., our Educator University team will be spotlighting science kits. Please register here to learn more about great science kits that can supplement your curricula. Then on February 12 at 10 a.m., join us for our High School Overview for New Families and Incoming 9th Graders. Please register here to learn more about iLEAD Exploration’s high school team and program.

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Fall Webinars

Fall Webinars

On Wednesday, November 18 at 12 PM, please join us for a webinar where we will be sharing ideas for how to supplement core social studies curriculum with learning kits. Register HERE.

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Fall Webinars

Fall Webinars

The high school team will share an overview of dual enrollment and present the advantages of taking community college courses while in high school. Join us for this helpful webinar on November 6, 2020, at 10 AM. Register here.

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Fall MAP Testing

Fall MAP Testing iLEAD Exploration

We wanted to remind you that our MAP testing window is coming to a close on October 30. We hope you take this opportunity to gather information regarding your learner’s progress.

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Fall Webinars

Fall Webinars

Interested in learning about your child’s learning modalities? Join us for a webinar on October 21 at 12:00 p.m. Register here.

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Update: PFT Test

PFT Test

On September 18, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 820. SB 820 prescribes that, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to comply with state and local health guidelines, the yearly administration of the Physical Performance Test (PFT) for 5th, 7th and 9th grades shall be suspended for the 2020-21 school year. Therefore, iLEAD will not administer the PFT in the spring of 2021.

Fall Webinars

Fall Webinars

Have college application questions and need answers? Join us for our next College Application Q&A webinar on October 9 at 10 am. Register here:

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Fall Webinars

Fall Webinars

Fall webinars are here! Please click the event title on the flier to register for each webinar. Please join us this week on Wednesday, September 23, at noon, to learn more about how to use MAP results to guide learning. You can register here for this webinar!

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College Testing Update

SAT Updates iLEAD Exploration

Due to COVID-19, PSAT/NMSQT has been canceled for fall 2020. We will keep families updated if alternative testing options become available. It is important to note that UC/CSU schools will not be requiring SAT/ACT test scores to be submitted for fall 2021 applicants. Many more colleges across the country are becoming test-optional as well. Please set up a Calendly appointment with our college advisor, Laura Kazan, if you have questions about your college path!

College Update

SAT Updates iLEAD Exploration

Due to COVID-19, PSAT/NMSQT has been canceled for fall 2020. We will keep families updated if alternative testing options become available. It is important to note that UC/CSU schools will not be requiring SAT/ACT test scores to be submitted for fall 2021 applicants and many more colleges across the country are becoming test optional. Please set up a Calendly appointment with our College Advisor, Laura Kazan, if you have questions about your college path!

Fall MAP Testing

Fall MAP Testing iLEAD Exploration

We are excited to announce that the fall MAP testing window is now open. This assessment is conveniently taken in the comfort of your home and is a great way to start off the year. Results are quickly generated and will help target your learner’s specific areas of need. Please contact your educational facilitator for more information.

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