SIS News Archive
MAP (Measure of Academic Progress)
Posted 10/19/2016 03:48PM
MAP testing (Measure of Academic Progress) was first introduced to SIS during the 2015-16 school year. It is an interim assessment specifically for grades 3-9. During this first phase we worked on ensuring the MAP test was easily accessible to our students and to ensure the data we received was useful and pertinent to helping direct some of our teaching and learning. During this first phase we did not share the test results with parents particularly because we wanted to ensure we had ironed out all the kinks to implementing a new type of test situation to SIS.We are now in our second year of MAP testing and have just completed the first round of testing for this year. We complete the MAP test twice per year, in the Fall and in the Spring. We have also just shared the results from last year and this year, with parents of students in grades 3-9. Grade 6-9 students will have their MAP results sent home with progress reports on Monday 17th October if parents did attend the parent session about understanding the MAP progress report. Parents were welcoming of the results yet understood that the MAP test results are a snapshot of the progress a student makes at SIS.
If you would like to learn more about MAP please click on the link for the Parents Guide to MAP