Frequently Asked Questions:
What is MAP Growth?
MAP Growth is a formative, adaptive assessment that helps us understand our scholars’ academic strengths and plan instruction that will support their continued growth. This means that we use the assessment to get to know our students and understand their learning needs. MAP Growth tests are unique, because they adapt to your scholar’s responses becoming more challenging as students answer questions correctly, which allows us to determine the right next step for students of all academic levels.
Is the MAP Growth assessment a new test?
Students at Great Hearts Texas schools have taken MAP growth since the founding of Great Hearts Irving. Each school year, scholars in grades 2 through 9 take the tests in Math and Reading. This is not a new test, but it is the first time we have asked for parent support in preparing the technology and helping students log-in.
Is MAP a High-Stakes test?
NO. We give MAP Growth to support learning in the classroom, not to assess teacher performance. The test is not High-Stakes for students, and it in no way impacts their grades within the curriculum. We do believe that MAP Growth helps teachers to serve our scholars more effectively.
How Are the Results used?
Results from the MAP Growth assessment will provide a detailed picture of what your scholar knows and is ready to learn. This picture allows our faculty to readily identify a scholar’s strength and serves as an aid to find the next steps to help them grow.
Will I receive a copy of my Student’s MAP Scores?
We prefer to share how your student is learning and growing in class instead of sharing scores from a single assessment. Comments and insights in your student’s growth will be given as a team during parent teacher conferences.