NWEA MAP Testing
One tool TCCES uses to evaluate student progress is Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) testing. The computer-based examinations are administered semi-annually to accomplish the following:
- to give students and their parents an opportunity to see how students perform in comparison with other students in the nation
- to assist teachers in individualizing their instruction;
- to help identify areas of strengths and weaknesses in the curriculum; and
- to help students develop a realistic self-concept in terms of their achievement, aptitude and interests.
Further explanation of MAP Testing is available at the founding organization's website.
A measurement of each student's reading level (called his or her lexile score) is acquired from MAP results. An explanation of how this determination is made and how to use the information can be found at the Parent Toolkit.