Measuring Student Learning: MAP Tests
The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests, developed by the Northwest Evaluation Association, are given at St. Matthew’s in grades 3-8. These tests measure achievement and progress in the areas of Math, Reading, Language, and Science. The most recent test scores for our 7th and 8th graders (Spring of 2019) are shown below.
Spring 7th Grade National Percentiles
Math – 94%
Reading – 88%
Language – 89%
Science – 92%
Spring 8th Grade National Percentiles
Math – 98%
Reading – 87%
Language – 96%
Science – 96%
At St. Matthew’s, we not only measure student achievement from year to year, but we monitor student progress throughout each year. The MAP testing program helps us to do this since it enables us to test students in the fall, winter, and spring. It’s important that each student, no matter what his or her level of achievement, show growth throughout the school year.