The NWEA, (Northwest Evaluation Association), Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment is a computerized test that is adaptive and offered in Reading, Language Usage, and Mathematics. When taking a MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all of the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. The final score is an estimate of the student’s achievement level. To learn what the results mean view the reference chart.
NWEA Parent Tool Kit (Resources for Parents)
The M-STEP will include our summative assessments designed to measure student growth effectively for today’s students. English language arts and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3–8, science in grades 4 and 7, and social studies in grades 5 and 8. It also includes the Michigan Merit Examination in 11th grade, which consists of a college entrance exam, work skills assessment, and M-STEP summative assessments in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. If you would like to practice or look at practice questions go to https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/
Fountas and Pinnell
Fountas and Pinnell (F&P) is a standardized reading test used to determine a student’s instructional level in reading. F&P is administered individually to students using either fiction or nonfiction texts. Students read a selection (or selections) and then retell what they have read to the examiner. As the levels increase, so does the difficulty level for each selection.
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
For the 2018-2019, all kindergartners will be given the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA). This assessment is intended to determine the skills a student has that makes him/her ready for kindergarten. Some questions will be answered as a multiple choice on the iPad, others will be performance tasks, and some items are based on teacher observations.