NEWS

MAP Testing at Orchard Place School

Friday, August 24th, 2018

The Des Moines Public Schools participates in MAP testing three times a year. MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress which is a testing program developed by the Northwest Evaluation Association and is aligned with the common core.  We will also be using this assessment to measure student growth.  When students enter Orchard Place School they are pretested using MAP in areas of Reading and Math.  When they are discharged they take the MAP assessments again in Reading and Math.   When transition meetings are held at discharge with the home district, the information on the MAP tests are shared with the home district of the student.  We will continue to take the Iowa state wide test in the spring each year. This was called Iowa Assessments in the past, but is a new statewide test this year.  This assessment provides a different type of data to schools and often is reported to school districts near the completion of the school year.

Please click on the link below and you will be to listen to additional information regarding the MAP testing.

https://youtu.be/Nh8uGljEZ34