Achievement Test

St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School administers the NWEA’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Test to students in grades 1-8. MAP is a computer-adaptive test that is administered at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year. Test results provide teachers and parents with information regarding a student’s achievement/growth in the areas of reading, language usage, and math.

A MAP Test provides each student with a unique set of questions based on responses to previous questions. Correct answers lead to more challenging questions. Tests are not timed; however, a test generally takes less than one hour for a student to complete.

MAP is different than a standardized test. A standardized test measures what students already know based on their grade level. MAP measures student achievement at the time of the test and growth over time, regardless of a student’s grade level.