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Beginning the week of September 18th, your child will take the Measures of Academic Progress™ (MAP) tests in Reading, Mathematics, and Language Usage. We administer MAP tests to determine each student’s instructional level, to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and to track progress from year to year. This year all students in grades K-11 will participate in this testing process as a way of fulfilling the requirements of our international accreditation body–SACS.
MAP tests are state of the art adaptive tests, currently used by top schools in the U.S. and international schools all over the world, including the Santo Domingo community. These tests are different from standardized tests like the SAT because MAP tests adapt to your child’s unique level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing.
With MAP tests, we receive detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth and learning level. Teachers use these results to tailor instruction to fit your child’s individual learning needs. To ensure that the results are as accurate as possible, it is very important that all students demonstrate their best effort when taking these tests. We also request you make sure your child attends school during the days on which s/he will be evaluated, that s/he has a good rest the night before, and has a healthy breakfast the days of the tests.
We strongly encourage you to take a few moments to review the MAP Parent Toolkit which provides valuable information including answers to Frequently Asked Questions, Tips for Parents, Recommended Web Sites, and more.
We appreciate your support during Map Month Fall 2017. If you have questions, please contact your child’s Homeroom Teacher or Advisor.