Measure of Academic Progress (MAP), is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth.
When will my student be tested and how often?
During the first weeks of school, mid-year, and at the end of the year.
Do all students in the same grade take the same test?
No. This assessment is designed to target a student's academic performance in mathematics, reading, and language (the use and understanding of the English language). These tests are tailored to an individual's current achievement level. This gives each student a fair opportunity to show what he or she knows and can do. Because the computer adjusts the difficulty of the questions as the test progresses, each student takes a unique test.
What are the MAP test results used for?
MAP is used to measure a student's progress or growth in school. Teachers can use this information to help them guide instruction in the classroom. The measurement system is called the RIT scale (Rasch unIT), and is an equal-interval scale much like feet and inches on a yardstick.