Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) was introduced to the N. E. Miles Jewish Day School during the 2012-2013 school year. MAP® is a computerized, adaptive test designed to help teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child’s academic growth.
MAP® testing is given in the following areas: Math, Reading and Language and are given at the beginning of the school year (fall) and at the end of the year (spring) to measure growth. Teachers have an option to test their students mid school year (winter) to see if their students’ growth is on target.
MAP® testing results make an immediate difference in student learning with real-time data obtained within the first weeks of school. In any given classroom, students learn and grow at different rates. Because the growth a student is predicted to make is known at the beginning of the school year, teachers are able to tailor their instruction to meet the needs of all of their students. Test results are shared with parents during fall parent/teacher conferences, giving teachers the opportunity to explain each student’s goals and progress.
MAP® testing is just one tool we use to customize our students’ learning. Assessment results help teachers familiarize themselves with their students’ strengths and identify any areas where help is needed. Teachers use this data to inform their curriculum and guide their instruction.