Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)
The Measures of Academic Performance are computerized adaptive tests that accurately reflect the instructional level of each student and measure growth over time. It is mandated by the Board of Directors as a tool for comparing Carol Morgan with other schools and for curricular planning purposes. The reading/language/math test is given in the fall and spring to students in grades 3-9. Following a successful pilot last spring, we will administer MAP for Primary Grades (MPG) to grades K-2. This year we will also pilot the science assessment for eighth graders. Administration of the test and interpretation of results are the responsibility of the Deputy Head and the academic technology director. In order to maintain the integrity of the results, standardized testing procedures are followed.
Features of MAP & MPG
♦ Challenging, appropriate, and dynamic
♦ Immediate results
♦ Accurate data
♦ Measure growth
♦ Administered at beginning and end of school year
The MAP & MPG Assessments
♦ Provide information about the instructional level of the student.
♦ Provide a road map for student achievement.
♦ Engage students in goal setting and self monitoring.
Uses of Data from MAP & MPG Tests
♦ Identifying Strengths
♦ Finding gaps
♦ Monitoring progress
♦ Monitoring programs
♦ Informing decisions about differentiated instruction
♦ Conferencing between students and teachers
If you would like to get more information about MAP, please visit their website at: www.nwea.org
Also, feel free to contact Brien McCall anytime to discuss the overall program and/or implementation.