Almaden Country Day School uses many methods of measuring academic achievement, from projects, writings, quizzes and tests our teachers assign, to the standardized Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth test given once annually in grades 4-8.
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 Growth test?
- Q: Does the MAP Growth test fit with the school's developmental philosophy?
- Q: What is the value of MAP Growth testing at ACDS?
- Q: Why does ACDS give the MAP Growth test to grades 4-8 only?
- Q: How important are the MAP Growth test results?
- Q: What do you do to prepare the children to take the MAP Growth test?
- Q: How should parents read and interpret MAP Growth test scores?
- Q: What if my child’s score is below grade level in a certain category?