• Andrea Bauer
  • Alese Affatato will have one fewer test to give to her kindergartners at Nixon elementary this spring.

Kindergartners and first graders in Chicago Public Schools won’t have to take the Measures of Academic Progress test this spring, school officials announced yesterday.

CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett ordered a review of all standardized testing in the district this past winter, intending to cut back on them. This is the first reduction. School officials say the review is continuing.

Kindergartners and first and second graders were scheduled to be given MAP starting Monday. Second graders now will be given a different version of MAP, one that won’t be used in the evaluation of teachers, principals, or schools.