Standardized Assessment

MAP Testing

MAP or Measure of Attained Progress tests are computerized adaptive tests that are tailored to an individual student’s current achievement level.  Students take tests in Reading, Language Use and Mathematics. During the course of the test, the difficulty of each question is based upon how well the student answered all the previous questions.  As the student answers questions correctly, the questions become more difficult.  If a student answers incorrectly, the questions get easier. Tests are not timed but it generally takes students about one hour to complete each test.

Annual MAP testing enables the school to track MAP growth and measure achievement. Results provide teachers with accurate, and actionable evidence to help differentiate instruction for each student or groups of students regardless of how far above or below they are from their grade level. The standards-aligned reports make it simple for teachers to plan lessons, develop interventions if necessary, and see what students are ready to learn next. Higher-level reports provide senior leaders with the context to drive improvement across the entire school. The results have no impact on your child’s report card grades.

Learn more: www.nwea.org/map-growth/ 

 

CAT4 Testing

CAT4 is an assessment of developed abilities in verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial reasoning – and it provides an objective perspective on potential student achievement. CAT4 results provide a rounded profile of student ability enabling teachers to target support, provide the right level of challenge and make informed decisions about students’ progress. It provides a unique student profile in four main areas:

Verbal Reasoning – the ability to express ideas and reason through words is essential to subjects with a high language content, and the most obvious skill picked up by traditional assessment.

Non-verbal Reasoning – problem-solving using pictures and diagrams; skills which are important in a wide range of school subjects, including maths and science-based subjects.

Spatial Reasoning – the capacity to think and draw conclusions in three dimensions, needed for many STEM subjects, but not easily measured by other datasets.

Quantitative Reasoning – the ability to use numerical skills to solve problems, applicable well beyond mathematics.

Learn more: www.gl-assessment.co.uk/products/cognitive-abilities-test-cat4/ 

 

DELF Exams - internationally accredited French certification

Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française (DELF) is a diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates.

Students in Grade 2 and up (at ‘Intermediate’ and ‘Advanced’ levels) will have the opportunity to take the DELF exam in the spring.

Learn more: www.france-education-international.fr/en/delf-dalf 

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