Beginning January 26, 2009, our students in grades 5 through 8 will take tests called Measures of Academic ProgressTM (MAPTM). We will give the MAPTM tests to determine instructional levels of our students and to measure academic growth throughout the school year. These tests are administered on the computer. Subject areas tested include math, reading, and language arts.
MAPTM tests are unique in that they can adapt to our student's level of learning. And with MAPTM tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about a student's academic growth.
This assessment will not replace the yearly Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE), but will provide more timely information throughout the school year regarding a student's learning.