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Testing At Madison

 

State achievement tests are taken at grade levels 3-8 and include high school end of course exams. Assessments include English language arts in grades 3-10; mathematics 3-8; Algebra I and Geometry end of course high school exams; grade 5 and 8 science; and Biology end of course high school exam. These assessments give our students the opportunity to demonstrate their progress. Each of these assessments provides a snapshot of their understanding and application of curriculum standards. From a district perspective, these results allow us to benchmark ourselves against similar districts and to identify trends in data that will guide our work with teachers and students.

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Ohio Academic Content Standards

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

  • Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is a universal screening assessment for students in grades 3-10. Taken on a laptop computer to provide quick results, these diagnostic tests are specifically created to determine each child’s instructional level, measuring academic growth throughout the school year and from year to year in the areas of reading and math. Diagnostic testing is also done in science grades 4-10. The district will share with parents their child’s results and will also use this tool to monitor student growth and individual student needs to ensure each student reaches his or her full potential.
    • MAP was developed by NWEA: Northwest Evaluation Association 
    • Has more than 30 years of researched study 
    • Over 400,000 questions
    • Measures of Academic Progress
    • Tests in reading, math, science
    • Aligned to Common Core and national science standards
    • Provides for continuous measures for grades K-10
    • Multiple choice format
    • Taken on-line
    • Adaptive (questions get easier or harder as student responds)
    • Given three times per year (fall, winter, spring)
    • Reported to parents
    • Lexiles included
    • Used internationally