Almaden Country Day School uses many methods of measuring academic achievement, from projects, writings, quizzes and tests our teachers assign, to the innovative Mission Skills Assessment, to the standardized Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test given once annually in grades 5-8.
Parents in these grades receive MAP results for their children, and we've prepared FAQs to help address common questions about the MAP assessment.
- Q: What is the MAP test?
- Q: Does the MAP test fit with the school's developmental philosophy?
- Q: What is the value of MAP testing at ACDS?
- Q: Why does ACDS give the MAP test to grades 5-8 only?
- Q: How important are the MAP test results?
- Q: What do you do to prepare the children to take the MAP test?
- Q: How should parents read and interpret MAP test scores?
- Q: What if my child’s score is below grade level in a certain category?