The Diocese of Lansing used standardized tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). Students are given MAP tests to determine the student’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of math, language usage, and reading. The tests are taken on the computer.
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for each child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about students’ growth.
Each school year, students in grades 3-8 take the tests in fall, winter and spring. Students in grade 2 take the tests in the spring. Following each testing period, parents receive a report showing the child’s growth.
We are truly excited to focus on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children.
For more information on resources for parents, download the Parent Toolkit at www.nwea.org >> Partner Support.