Students take the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test in their ELA and Math class in October and February. The results are used in a number of ways in schools. At MVMS, we use the test information to help us determine if students are making academic progress as they get ready for high school. Teachers utilize the results to personalize instruction and plan effective lessons. We also look to see if scores reflect a student's performance in that class and if it matches up with the grades they are earning. Students will receive a MAP score immediately after taking the test.
Students do not need to study for the MAP test. All we ask is students give 100% effort and do their best. The purpose of the test is to give teachers a sense of how students are progressing in MATH and ELA/Reading. Teachers use results from MAP to inform their instruction and to see where students strengths and where they may need more support.
MAP testing in October and February helps our teachers see if students are making satisfactory academic progress. MAP will help prepare students for PARCC testing in May and help them get ready for their next course in sequence.
Finally, remember that this is one data point out of many that we use to monitor student growth. Together, the assessment helps paint a vivid picture of your child's performance in school. Our mission at Mount View Middle School is to ensure academic success and social-emotional well-being for each student in an inclusive and nurturing environment. MAP is one tool we utilize to ensure students are on track and ready for college and careers.
Please give us a call if you'd like to discuss your son/daughter's performance in more detail.
Allen Cosentino, Principal