Our students take a test called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) in grades K-8. These tests determine a child’s instructional level and measures academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of language arts, reading and math.
MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive tests students take on the computer each fall and spring. This means the test becomes more difficult the more questions the student answers correctly.
MAP testing is a powerful tool for monitoring student growth over time. This test is a tool to improve student learning because it enables teachers to recognize where to focus attention for each student’s learning to differentiate learning. Teachers and parents work together to help the student reach their growth goal in spring.