As we embark on another year of sharing ideas and strategies for assessment, assessment data, classroom effectiveness, and teacher professional development, we’re excited to announce that to close out 2015, District Administration magazine announced that our Measures of Academic Progress ® (MAP®) was named a Top Product by readers. MAP was recognized for making a positive difference in education by K12 leaders around the country in the magazine’s Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2015.
The magazine received over 2,100-plus nominations from education leaders throughout the country. One of the readers that nominated MAP provided this testimonial:
I rely on MAP data to provide valid and reliable results that can be used to inform the instructional program for individual students and groups of students, and to help me to locate curriculum or instructional strengths and needs. In addition, students actually enjoy taking the assessment and I find that they enjoy the challenge of the adaptive nature of the assessment.
(Erin Peacock, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, Cranbury School District, New Jersey)
The Readers’ Choice Top Products awards program helps inform superintendents and other senior school district leaders about products and solutions their colleagues around the country are using to help their districts excel in a variety of areas, including technology, sustainability, and curriculum instruction.
MAP is an interim assessment that provides immediate feedback to teachers about student learning and growth by pinpointing what students are ready to learn. As a computer adaptive assessment, MAP dynamically adjusts to each student’s level of learning – independent of grade level – to provide actionable assessment data for teachers to make needed instructional adjustments.
Our CEO, Matt Chapman, had this to say on the award:
We are delighted to receive District Administration’s Readers’ Choice award. MAP is strategically positioned to support educators while they track each student’s learning potential and engage students with content that supports their ability to grow.
We look forward to another great year of bringing you insights on how MAP and MAP assessment data can help improve student learning.