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 (Fall of 2018) are shown below.
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.
One of the unique aspects of the MAP testing program is that it sets achievement goals for each student. These goals, called “Spring Goals” are based on student achievement in the fall testing session. Each year our teachers find unique and fun ways to challenge the students to meet their spring goals. The winter MAP testing session allows students and teachers to see how they’re progressing toward those goals.