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What is MAP Testing?

As written by Dr. Monica Remer, Associate Head of School of Academic Affairs

MAP testing has begun. You might be asking, what exactly is MAP testing and why do we do it?

MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress. The MAP test is used to gather baseline data information for each student, specifically in reading and math. The MAP test is administered at the beginning of the school year, mid-way through the school year, and near the end of the school year.  Testing data is a key element for our teachers to use in their instructional goals and strategies. Testing three times throughout the school year shows the academic progress of each student and allows for the instruction to be adapted as needed throughout the school year.

Meeting standards and college readiness benchmarks instruction is an essential goal of instruction at Ben Lippen School. MAP testing helps inform instructional strategies regardless of how far students are above or below grade level.

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