Middle School MAP (Measures of Academic Progress)
MAP Growth tests are administered three times each year in the areas of Mathematics, Reading, English Language Arts, and Science. These tests are used to determine instructional levels and measure academic growth throughout the school year.
MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This results in a detailed picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level. Skill-specific data is derived from these tests and used to direct small group and individual instruction at the middle school, allowing each student to receive instruction in the specific skills they have not yet mastered.
MAP Growth data is used by Wowzers and MAP Skills, two programs our teachers utilize to reach students where they are and grow them further, faster. MAP Growth tests are an excellent predictor of student performance on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessments; therefore, it is very important that students carefully and independently complete all MAP tests during each testing window to ensure that data reflects student knowledge.
Special Education students and students with 504 plans may use their accommodations on assessments.