Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is a computer adaptive test created by Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) that students take three times per school year. Computer adaptive tests adjust to each student’s learning level, providing a unique set of test questions based on their responses to previous questions. As the student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down in difficulty. The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time.
MAP testing at Our Lady Star of the Sea School is done in late September, January, and May. It is administered to students in grades 2-8.
OTHER STANDARDIZED ASSESSMENTS
The Star Early Literacy Test is administered to all new students in grades 1-3 at the beginning of the school year and twice thereafter. This test provides scores on 41 emergent reading skills in 7 literacy domains and is a screening instrument. Scores are used to help students improve reading skills in specific areas. The Star Reader Test (gr. 2-8) is administered to all students in grades 2-8 at the beginning of the school year and at least twice thereafter to all students in grades 2-8. It tracks progress made by students able to read independently and provides information about areas of strength and of growth. It helps the staff plan ways to remediate and to accelerate students in their independent reading. The DIBELS Test (Dynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills) is administered twice a year to students in grades K-3. Results give teachers valuable information that informs their instruction.
The mission of Our Lady Star of the Sea School is to provide an academically excellent, Christ-centered education that reinforces Catholic values and traditions, fosters respect for self and others, and encourages the continual spiritual, intellectual, creative, physical, social, and emotional growth of all.