Assessments & Progress Monitoring
MAP Growth for Reading & Math
MAP Growth is a computerized adaptive test. Kindergarten takes the assessments two times during the year: once in the middle of the year and again at the end of the school year. First through Fifth Grades takes the assessment three times during the year: beginning, middle, and end of year. The purpose of MAP Growth is to determine what students know and are ready to learn next. MAP Growth is designed to measure student achievement in the moment and growth over time. Teachers use the scores to inform instruction and personalize learning. Please visit the NWEA family toolkit to learn more.
MAP Reading Fluency
MAP Reading Fluency is a computerized adaptive test. Kindergarten through Third Grade takes this assessment three times per year: beginning, middle, and end of year. The purpose of this test is to measure oral reading fluency, foundational reading skills, and literal comprehension.
Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (BAS)
The BAS test is used to determine student's independent and instructional reading levels, allows teacher to observe student reading behaviors one-on-one, engage students in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling, and helps teachers make informed decisions for responsive teaching.
The purpose of the BAS test is to enable teachers to:
◦ Determine students’ instructional and independent reading levels
◦ Recommend a placement level for instruction
◦ Form initial groups for reading instruction
◦ Plan for efficient and effective instruction
◦ Identify students who need intervention and extra help
◦ Monitor and report student progress across a school year and grade levels
◦ Assess the outcomes of teaching
Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Assessment
This assessment is given to all Kindergarten students three times a year. The purpose of this assessment is to monitor student progress with phonological and phonemic awareness skills and the results are used to plan for instruction.