Standardized Testing

IMG_2838The Diocese of Lansing administers the Northwest Evaluation Association standardized tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®).  Students take the MAP tests to determine student and class instructional levels and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of math, language usage, and reading. Students take these tests on the computer.

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing.  And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth

Each school year, students in grades 3-8 take the tests in fall, winter and spring. Students in grade 2 take the tests in the spring. Following each testing period, parents receive a report showing the child’s growth.

We are truly excited to focus on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children.

For more information on resources for parents, download the Parent Toolkit here .

Holy Spirit received a letter of commendation from the Diocese of Lansing Superintendent in the fall of 2015 for its exceptional scores on the NWEA tests.  We scored 100% proficiency across all grade levels in language arts and our math scores were one of the highest throughout the Catholic schools in the diocese.  See more of Superintendent Costello’s remarks below.File_000 (2)