MAP Testing

What is MAP?
MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) is a set of tests, created by educators and for educators. MAP assessments provide detailed, actionable data about where each child is on their unique learning path. These tests include test items that interest children and help to capture detail about what they know and what they are ready to learn. It is information teachers can use in the classroom to help every child, every day.

Why did the district select MAP?
The purpose of MAP tests is to universally screen students and identify those students who may need additional support in the identified content areas. If large numbers of individual students are found to be in need of additional support (more than 20%), potential system issues (i.e. curriculum, instructional strategies) should be identified, examined and addressed.

What will the results be used for?
The data results will be used mainly to identify areas of concern in our universal curriculum and to assess our curriculum alignment process.

What tests does MAP offer?
MAP offers four tests in the following curricular areas:

  • Reading
  • English/Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science

What is the format of MAP?
MAP tests dynamically adapt to a student’s response as they take the test.

  • Answer correctly = more challenging item next
  • Answer incorrectly = simpler item next (building back up)

What tests will be offered?
Math & Reading

If you have any questions, please contact the High School Principal, Beth Kaminski.