MAP Testing

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is a dynamic, computer-based test used twice a year to assess K - 11th grade students in reading, math, and language arts. Results are used to ensure that students are on grade level in core subjects, to measure the growth of individuals and groups of students, and to inform instructional goals.

Fountas & Pinnell

The reading of all K - 6th grade and secondary EFL students is evaluated quarterly using the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System. Students read a variety of short texts one-on-one with a specialist, and verbally answer questions about each book. Both accuracy and comprehension are taken into consideration to assign students reading levels from A-Z. Assessment results are used to match readers with texts at appropriate levels for independent and guided reading, to provide teachers with recommendations regarding instruction, and to monitor students’ development over time. Assessment-informed instruction allows teachers to support the literacy learning of our diverse community.

SAT

The SAT is a standardized test that colleges use to evaluate applicants. Over two million students take the SAT every year and it is used by nearly every college in America for evaluating a student’s college preparedness. It is designed to measure a student’s ability to understand and process elements in three subjects: reading, writing, and math. SAT scores are calculated based on a student’s performance relative to other test-takers, and have proven to be an indicator of collegiate success.

AP Exams

AP Examinations are administered each year in May and represent the culmination of college-level work in a given discipline in a secondary school setting, which tests students' ability to perform at college level. Each exam contains a free-response section (either essay or problem solving) and multiple-choice questions. The only subject that does not follow this format is AP Studio Art, which is a portfolio assessment. The world language exams also have a speaking component, and the AP Music Theory Exam includes a sight-singing task. Students who perform well can receive course credit and/or advanced standing at thousands of universities worldwide.

WIDA

The WIDA MODEL (Measure of Developing English Language) is a series of English language proficiency assessments for Kindergarten through Grade 12. We use WIDA as an identification/placement assessment for newly enrolled, non-native English speaking students and for in-program progress monitoring. This test covers a variety of subject areas including Social & Instructional Language, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.