MAP Growth at ISU
What does a student know? What are they ready to learn next?
MAP Growth is an assessment measuring a student’s achievement and growth over time. It is used by international schools globally for admissions as well as for academic performance monitoring purposes. The evidence of learning that MAP Growth provides teachers, enables them to gain valuable insights into a student’s current knowledge, their growth over time and what they are ready to learn next. MAP Growth scores are one of the assessment tools used to specifically inform a teacher’s planning for individual student learning pathways. Teachers are also able to see how comparable their students’ learning is to other international school students across the world. Looking at MAP Growth scores for the whole class or grade level, allows a teacher to have a measure of how well the students are performing within an international cohort of students who have taken the same test at the same time.
At ISU, all students from grades 3 to 10 complete the MAP Growth in the areas of Mathematics, Reading and Language Usage. MAP Growth is scheduled twice a school year, once in the early Fall and then again in Spring. Parents receive a Progress Report through ManageBac after each assessment period. This report shows the learning that has taken place between the Fall and Spring.
Please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions about their MAP Growth.