Measures of Academic Progress
The standardardized testing program for schools within the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is designed to serve and assist teachers and administrators in the systematic evaluation of the curriculum and planning of designed instruction. Use of data from these and all assessments helps teachers see students’ strengths and weaknesses, and discrepancies between students’ abilities and their performance and achievement.
NWEA’s Measures of Academic Progress or MAP Tests have replaced the IOWA Test of Basic Skills. MAP is a computer adaptive test that is given given three times a year in the areas of Math, Reading and Language Usage. Students in grades 2-8 take MAP, and students in kindergarten and first grade take MAP for Primary Grades, which provides audio support to help students demonstrate their knowledge. These tests measure student growth and assess student’s mastery of skills. This guides teachers’ planning and helps them differentiate instruction.
Here are some valuable information tools for parents to understand MAP testing: