Measures of Academic ProgressMAP
Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District is using a computerized adaptive test called MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) developed by NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association.) MAP measures your child's academic growth from year to year in the areas of mathematics, reading, and language usage. In the MAP system, the difficulty of the test is adjusted to the student's performance. The difficulty of each question is based on how well the student has answered all of the questions up to that point. As the student answers correctly, the questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. Within an optimal test, the students answers approximately half of the items correctly and half incorrectly. The final score is an estimate of the student's achievement level. The advantage of this testing process is that teachers and students receive immediate feedback and can then personalize instruction based on the student's needs.MAP tests are aligned with the New Jersey standards. They cover goals within each student area. MAP test reports provide information for each goal in each subject. This enables teachers to recognize areas where your student needs help.To view a presentation regarding MAP, please click here.