The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)
At Discovery School we recognize that each student is unique. One Size DOES NOT Fit All. Each child learns differently. That is why one of the assessment tools we use is one that helps us measure the progress that each student makes in his or her grade’s curriculum.
MAP tests are computerized adaptive assessments that test differently, allowing teachers to see their students as individuals – each with their own base of knowledge. MAP assessments provide detailed, actionable data about where each child is on their unique learning path. Because student engagement is essential to any testing experience, these tests offer the students test items that interest children and help to capture detail about what they know and what they’re ready to learn. It gives information teachers can use in the classroom to help every child, every day.
This Wednesday, September 19 we begin our first testing session for 2018-2019 school year. Our students in grades K-10 will be taking the assessments in Math, Reading and Language Usage. We ask that parents stress to their child(ren) the importance of taking these tests and giving their best effort. Teachers need accurate measures of each student so that they can plan the activities and resources to meet each student’s needs.
If you would like more information, please visit http://www.nwea.org/ or ask your child’s teacher how this wonderful tool allows them to help your child in class.