MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) tests determine a child’s instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Language Usage, Reading and Math. Children take the tests on a computer. At UGES we collect MAP data during September, January and May.
UGES has been using NWEA's Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) for several years with all students in our district. The information that is gathered from these assessments is used for PIE instruction of ALL students including those who need Interventions and those in need of Extra Challenges.
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for a child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. With MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests that use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about a child’s growth.
Check these links for more information:
Parent Toolkit - A Guide to NWEA Assessments
Reading Activities by RIT Score