Academic Progress Planning

The Center uses various methods for individualizing a student’s path to content mastery. We introduce more efficient and effective learning because of our in-depth diagnosis of student needs. Our work links content, delivery, and assessment with each student’s previous learning. We engineer learning with rather than for students and create an environment that facilitates learning.

The Center uses the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test to measure current academic performance and assist with building differentiated learning plans.

MAP is a computer-adaptive test that provides each student a unique set of test questions based on responses to previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions get harder. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions get easier.

The purpose of MAP is to determine what the student knows and is ready to learn next. MAP allows us to give feedback to students and parents quickly. The Center’s Academic Coaches receive immediate results that allow them to personalize lessons at the appropriate level for students. It facilitates discussions with parents on goals for academic performance at various levels.  

The academic progress test is a computerized adaptive test which helps our Academic Coaches improve learning for students and make informed decisions to promote their academic growth. The fee includes administration of the MAP test(s) as well as a meeting to review the results and discuss a customized learning plan for the student.