MAP Testing

Measures of Academic Progress (or MAP) is the standardized test St. Joseph’s Catholic School uses to measure student growth.  Students in grades 2-8 take the MAP test in fall and spring in the areas of language, reading, and math.  Fifth and seventh grades also take a science test.

When: Spring MAP testing will take place April 11-15, 2016.  The tests will occur throughout that week, and it is important that your student attends school each day to take their tests.  Please try to avoid scheduling appointments during this week.  You can prepare your students to take the test by making sure that they get good sleep and by feeding them a nutritious breakfast each morning.

Why is it important:  We use MAP scores to determine student growth over the year (from fall to spring).  The principal, counselor, and teachers review the data to determine where students are excelling and where they need a little more help and remediation.  It is one tool to help us better individualize instruction for each student.  FOR 8th GRADE PARENTS: Bishop Kelly High School will start using MAP scores to determine math placement for freshman year.  It is important that students take the tests serious so we are best able to help them grow and succeed.

More information: To learn more about the MAP assessment visit this site.