MAP Testing

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

What is MAP?

MAP assessments are achievement tests in mathematics and reading delivered by computer to students. With MAP, test questions are displayed on the computer screen and students select an answer using the mouse or the keyboard. The difficulty of the test will adjust to each student's performance. As they answer correctly, the questions will become harder.  As they answer incorrectly, the questions will become easier. It will build a test specifically for each student.

Understanding MAP Test Scores

Performance vs. Growth

Parents and teachers generally want to know two things when looking at test scores:

1) Is my student performing at, above, or below the expectation for their grade level (academic performance)?

2) Is my student making progress (academic growth) during the school year?

MAP test scores help answer both these questions, but can be difficult to understand at first. MAP test scores are different than other standardized testing scores, in that MAP uses "RIT" scores to place a student's achievement into academic RIT bands that correspond roughly to grade levels.

Performance

By looking at your student's RIT score, and comparing it to National Average RIT scores for that student's grade level, you can determine if your student is performing at, above or below the expectation for their grade level (academic performance).

Growth

It is important, although sometimes difficult, to understand academic growth,because it is important for students to continue to learn, even if their performance is above grade level. For students that are below grade level, they may be making significant progress, even if they haven't "caught up" yet.
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Information regarding MAP may be found at this site.  http://www.nwea.org

MEASURES OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS (MAP) TESTING SCHEDULE

WINTER TESTING DATES:

1st Grade & 2nd Grade - November 30 - December 18, 2015

SPRING TESTING DATES:

1st Grade & 2nd Grade - April 25 - May 13, 2016

COMPUTER NEWS
Kindergarten, first, and second grade students attend computer labs twice per week. They attend the reading lab one day and the math lab another day. Students participate in activities that have been selected according to individualized learning paths.