Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP)
Starting in October 2016, students in grades 3 to 8 will take the Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments. The MAP assessments measure the amount of learning that students attained in the areas of English language development (including reading) and mathematics.
The MAP program can identify the amount of academic growth (by comparing academic progress on the learning standards) that the student exhibits over multiple testing periods. All MAP assessments are online assessments in the mathematics and English content areas. Using MAP allows SIS to receive achievement results in a timely manner as they relate to meeting the student learning targets.
The MAP assessments are correlated to the Board of Director’s adopted curriculum standards in English and mathematics. The assessments are given, to students, two times during a school year: at the beginning of the year, and prior to the end of the school year.
Information on the results is reported to the parent, homeroom teacher, head of school, and division Coordinator. Professional staff uses the information to plan the instructional sequence of learning for the students in their classes. MAP is a product of the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) which is located in Portland Oregon, USA.
Their web site is WWW.NWEA.ORG