Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), created by Northwest Evaluation Association, is a computer-adaptive test, which means every student gets a unique set of test questions based on their responses. A computer adaptive test adjusts the level of difficulty for each question based on how well a student is performing. As the student answers correctly, questions get harder. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions get easier.
There are MAP tests for grades 2 – 12 in reading, language usage, mathematics, and science. There are also Primary Grades tests, MPG (Measures for Primary Grades) for grades K – 2 in reading and mathematics. Students are tested in the fall, winter, and spring measuring a student’s achievement level at different times of the school year and rate of growth.
Information from the MAP test will be used by teachers and schools to monitor and measure academic growth throughout the school year, and year to year, with the goal that students should grow at least one academic year each school year. These assessments let teachers know where a student’s strengths are and if help is needed in any specific areas. Teachers use this information to help them guide instruction in the classroom.
Additional information on the MAP test:
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