Measure of Academic Progress tests, or MAP tests, are tests that are taken on a computer. The difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. A student is expected to answer about half of the questions correctly and half incorrectly.
MAP assessments give RIT (or Rasch Unit) scores that measure how students are performing in a variety of subjects. A student’s score is an estimate of his or her achievement level. This data gives teachers more insight into where a student needs help or is excelling.
RIT Norms allow parents and teachers to gain an understanding of each student’s current grade level, where they need focus, and the extent of their progress. The most recent RIT Norms are The 2011 NWEA RIT Scale Norms. Students typically start at the 150 to 190 level in the third grade and progress to the 240 to 300 level by high school. RIT scores make it possible to follow a student’s educational growth from year to year.
In addition to RIT scores, MAP scores will refer to percentile rank. The percentile rank indicates how well a student performed in comparison to the students in the norm group. The most recent norm sample was a group of about a million students. A student’s percentile rank says that the student scored as well as, or better than, the percent of students in the norm group. For example, a student with a percentile rank of 72 scored as well as, or better than 72% of the students in the norm group.
For more information, you can refer to the Parent Toolkit
Click here to view The 2011 NWEA RIT Scale Norms
It is almost time for our annual spelling bee. We will be holding grade level competitions as well as building-wide competitions. Grade level competitions will be held on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 and will be followed by the building-wide competition on Thursday, December 12th.
Every grade will be awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Winners from Kindergarten through 3rd grade will then compete to determine building B champions and those from 4th through 8th grade will compete so that building A champions may be determined.
There will be a 20-second time limit for students to spell the word correctly. We will have judges from the community, who are not affiliated with Sunrise Academy.
Parents are welcome to attend the awards ceremony on Friday, December 13th, 2013. Building B’s award ceremony will be held at 9:15am and Building A’s award ceremony will be held at 9:45am.
If you would like your child to participate, please return this Spelling Bee permission form to your child’s homeroom teacher no later than Friday, November 8th.
Please join us at the Sunrise Academy Fundraising Dinner:
“We Are the Messengers of the Messenger (SAWS)”
The dinner will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm and will feature Sh. Fisal Hammouda from Chicago with Sh. Hossam Musa from NICC. Held in the Sunrise Academy gym (5657 Scioto Darby Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026), admission will be $25 per person (or $100 per family) and can be paid at the door. Childcare will be available for ages 12 and below.
“Those who spend their property by night and by day, secretly and openly, they shall have their reward from their Lord and they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve.” (Al-Baqarah, 274)
JAK for your help!
The January breakfast and lunch calendar has been posted on our website. Lunch orders are due no later than Friday, December 13, 2013. All lunch orders must be purchased in advance. $2 per child will be applied to all late orders, no exceptions.
All lunches are halal and will be provided by W.G. Grinders.
January 2014 breakfast and lunch calendar
If you attended our recent Parent Teacher Conferences, we hope that your conversations with your child’s teachers were informative. We value conferences as a way to coordinate our collective efforts to help educate our children and support the work that is taking place both at Sunrise Academy and at home. Learning doesn’t stop at the end of the school day, and we cannot express enough how thankful we are for your unwavering commitment to your student’s education.
In an effort to ensure that our Parent Teacher Conferences are meeting the needs of everyone involved, we are asking parents to provide us with feedback by taking a short survey. Please click the link below to take the survey. If you have multiple children who attend Sunrise Academy, we would appreciate it if you completed a separate survey for each child.
A BIG thank you to everyone who came out to the Donkey Basketball event! It was a huge success Alhamdulah. The turn out was great and everyone had a ton of fun! We raised over $2000 for the 8th grade Camp Joy fundraiser. We couldn’t have done it without all of the fabulous Sunrise families and wonderful staff! The 8th graders and I thank everyone for coming out and making this event a big hit. We hope all of you enjoyed it.
Please be aware that as the weather grows colder there may be days in which the school will be closed due to snow or icy conditions. Parents may watch the morning school closings on television, listen to radio, or call the school and listen to the recording to find out if the school is closed. If you hear that either Columbus City Schools or Hilliard City Schools are closed due to severe weather that means that Sunrise Academy will be closed as well.
We list Sunrise Academy school closings on WBNS 10TV, NBC 4, and Fox 28. You can also call the school and listen to the message for closing information. If Hilliard City Schools is on a weather related 2 hour delay, then Sunrise Academy will also be on a 2 hour delay. Hilliard and Dublin buses will run on a 2 hour delay if this happens. Columbus buses will not run on a 2 hour delay.
If Columbus or Hilliard City Schools close due to severe weather while school is in session, then Sunrise Academy will also close. Please discuss with your child what they should do if either of these situations occurs and you are not able to pick them up or be there when the bus transports them home early. If you would like your child to be released to another parent or individual, please make sure that their name(s) is on your child’s emergency release form. Students will need to be picked up from the school within 2 hours of the closing announcement. Sunrise Academy will make an effort to contact the parents, but time is of the essence.
On Sunday, November 3rd, members of the Sunrise family, as Team Safa, participated in the Ohio Myasthenia Gravis Walk. Team Safa walked a distance of one to three miles to raise money to find a cure for the fatal MG disease that took the life of one of our own, little Safa Ali. Sunrise Academy raised about $600 for the cause. Insha’Allah a cure will be found soon.
Everyone’s favorite pack animal pastime is back once again. Mark your calendars! Sunrise staff members will be riding donkeys and shooting hoops in our gym on Saturday, November 23rd at 6:00pm. During halftime, children under 12 will be allowed to go on a donkey ride around the gym.
Advance tickets can be purchased (cash or check only) for $6 per person from Miss Shahira. Doors will open at 6:00pm. Tickets can be purchased (cash or check only) at the event for $8 per person. We are expecting a sell-out crowd, so don’t wait! Tickets are available first come, first served.
This Sunday, members of the Sunrise family will be participating in the Ohio MG Walk as Team Safa. Safa Ali was a Sunrise Academy student who lost her battle with myasthenia gravis last year. With monies raised from MG Walks, the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America is committed to finding a cure for myasthenia gravis and closely related disorders.
You can join in the effort by walking with Team Safa on Sunday or by supporting our team with a donation. Donations can be made by visiting Team Safa’s page. To walk with Team Safa: check-in begins at 9:00am at Genoa Park (303 West Broad Street, next to COSI Science Center). The walk begins at 10:00am.
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The Stallions Soccer team finished their debut season in extraordinary fashion last Saturday by winning their league championship. The Stallions ended their season with a 9 and 1 record.
During the regular season, the boys played very well. They won all of their games with double-digit scores with the exception of their one loss to CHATA. The boys knew that CHATA would be the team to beat in the finals.
The league championships were held on the Columbus Crew’s practice field on a windy and tremendously cold Saturday. In spite of the conditions, roughly 40 parents, fellow students, staff and other fans came to cheer on and support the Stallions.
In the semi-finals, the boys beat MCCCS by a score of 5 to 1. They faced their toughest opponent, CHATA, in the championship game. From the beginning of the game, the Stallions were determined to win. Bassil scored the first goal, assisted by Abuukar, in the middle of the first half.
Near the end of the second half, CHATA had a penalty kick. It was a tense moment, but Hussein blocked the shot and saved the day for the Stallions. The defense, led by Mustafa, Moamen, and Sharmake, held strong throughout the course of the game and shut down CHATA’s best players. When the final whistle was blown, the score was 1 to 0 and the entire Sunrise family stormed onto the field to celebrate.
Who are we? STALLIONS!!!