|December 10, 2013--Central High School staff and students have been evacuated to McCormick Junior High due to a fire alarm. Fire department and district personnel are investigating. More information to follow.
A small fire in the welding lab at Central High School set off the fire alarm. Students were evacuated to McCormick Junior High School. The Cheyenne Fire Department responded and authorized occupancy of the entire building, including the welding lab. There are no injuries and no damage to the facility. Students and staff are back at Central and on a regular schedule. The fire is currently under investigation.
**The cause of the small fire in the Central High School welding lab was due to a 3-foot Christmas tree that was intentionally lit for demonstration purposes under supervised conditions. The smoke and fire set off the alarms resulting in the evacuation.
MAP Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a MAP test?
2. What tests are included in MAP testing for my student?
For the 2013-2014 school year, students in grade 2-6 took Reading, Language and Mathematics. Students in Kindergarten and first grade took only Reading and Math. The tests will be administered in three or four separate sessions on three or four different days. There is a bank of 2500 questions for each of the subject areas and from that bank the students receive the following:
Language Use--52 questions
3. What is the testing schedule for 2011-2012?
There are three testing periods for the 2011-2012 school year: fall, winter and spring.
4. How long will each test take?
Technically, there is no time limit, but most students complete the test in about 40 minutes. We have allotted an hour for each testing session, but have also provided for Extra Time sessions. Students are permitted to stop their test and continue it at a later time or on a different day.
5. Do All Students Take the Same Test?
Yes and no. All students take a computerized test on the same subject. Although every test has questions covering the same goal areas, not every test has the same questions, and the test questions vary in difficulty.
In a computerized adaptive test, the difficulty of the test is adjusted to the student's performance so each student sees different test questions. The difficulty of each question is based on how well the student has answered the questions up to that point. As the student answers correctly, the questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. This usually shortens the test-taking time, because students do not waste time answering questions that are too easy or hard for them.
6. What Do the Tests Cover?
Each Measure of Academic Progress is made up of parts, which are called goals. Take a look at these goal areas for each test. Your student will take tests with the goals listed below.