NWEA MAP Testing

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in PRINCIPAL'S POSTS, SHAS NEWS | No Comments

This year, students at Sacred Heart Area School will be taking the NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association online MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) test.  MAP assessments are designed to find where each student is at academically and give data that will guide teacher instruction to meet the needs of each individual student.  It is an adaptive assessment, which means the testing system adjusts the question to the appropriate level of each individual student based on previous responses.  The key factor to this test is that it is given 3 times a year (fall, winter, and spring), measuring the progress they make.  Therefore, instead of comparing students to each other, the MAP test compares individual accomplishments.  SHAS students’ fall testing window will be the weeks of September 24th and October 1st.  We will continue to test our students with standardized tests, which serve a different purpose, each spring.

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