The Spring Semester has begun here at AOA, and that means it’s time for our annual achievement testing!
AOA uses the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test through the Northwest Evaluation Association for our achievement testing. The MAP test is unique in that it is taken online and the test is adaptive to the student’s ability. When students begin the test, the first question is at their grade level. If the question is answered correctly, the next question is slightly more difficult. From there, the test gets progressively more difficult with each correct answer and slightly easier with each incorrect answer.
Using this method, the MAP test is successful in identifying the true academic level of students as it adapts back and forth to find the level of academic comprehension, knowledge, and skills. Alpha Omega Academy utilizes three separate sections of the MAP test: Language Usage, Reading, and Math. Students typically take the test over two days with Reading and Math on one day and Language Usage on the second day.
There are many reasons for taking the MAP test, but one of the greatest advantages is that it allows you to see the academic progress of your child from an impartial third party year over year. As a school, AOA uses our MAP test averages to look at our overall academic success in equipping our students with the appropriate knowledge and skills for their grade levels.
All full-time AOA students in grades 3 through 10 are required to take the MAP test each year, preferably in the spring. Part-time students may take the test for a small fee, but testing is not required. The Spring 2021 MAP testing window runs from February 16 through June 11. The test is not available on Monday, May 31 due to Memorial Day.
This year AOA is utlizing an online sign-up page. You may also contact your education coordinator.
To find out more about Alpha Omega Academy’s achievement testing policy and the MAP test, please visit AOA’s virtual campus.