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THURSDAY 1-14-2021 


Hello Parents/Guardians and Families of Mineral County School District;

I am writing to inform all parents/guardians, students, and staff members that we will be returning to in-person school effective Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The schools’ schedules will remain as they were prior to our move to distance learning. If your child(ren) were on distance learning prior and you wish to have them remain on distance learning, they may continue as you wish.

If you requested to have your child(ren) return to in-person instruction from distance learning, please contact your child(ren)’s school office to register/notify/verify for them of a return to in-person instruction. School office may be closed until 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, any registration/notification will take place after this time, if needed.

The only exceptions to those returning to in-person learning are those who have tested positive or who live in a household with a positive case. These persons/students would return after their quarantine period, per health department directives.

If you have questions please contact the office of your child’s school or the District Office.

Thank you.

Karen S. Watson, Superintendent

Curriculum and Instruction








Nevada State Standards

Curriculum is the backbone of what is taught.

Instruction is the how the curriculum is taught.

In the coming months as this website is under development you will see a great deal about the what and how learning takes place.  Please come back often and ask questions.

Measures of Academic Process (MAPS) Testing Information

Mineral County School District contracts for students to take the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) tests three times each year.  These tests measure students learning based on the Nevada State Standards. Students will be taking the first tests from Tuesday, September 2nd – Friday, Sept. 12th.

The purposes for taking these tests are to identify if students are on target to pass the Spring CRTs and to identify what math, writing, and or language usage content they may be lacking so teachers can better focus instruction.  This instruction may need to be for remediation, intervention or enrichment.

 The MAP Tests are computer-based assessments. Each test question is associated with a difficulty range related to the abilities of each test taker.  The level of the question a student takes is determined by his/her performance on each question rather than simply by grade level.  This way the results can be used to show growth for each student regardless of his/her starting point.

 Students receive a RIT score for each test.  The score indicates a current learning level for the student. There are three tables which identify what the RIT scores should be in the three content areas for each of the three testing windows. Student progress is considered “on target” if they meet or exceed these RIT scores at the benchmark years for each grade level.  Parents may receive a copy of their child(ren)’s MAP scores once the schools receive them. 

The information above is taken from a brochure published by the Western Nevada Regional Training Program (WNRTP) and you can obtain a copy in each school office or from the link below. 

Measures of Academic Process Information  Page 1  Page 2