ASSESSMENTS & TESTING
Achievement tests, when used to measure growth and inform instruction, are an excellent tool for both parents and educators. HOPE Academy utilizes testing data to chart student growth and differentiate instruction. Due to the overall school’s posture towards testing, HOPE Academy students rarely experience anxiety around standardized tests.
The standardized test HOPE Academy uses is called MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) by the Northwest Evaluation Association. This computerized adaptive assessment is designed to measure a student’s growth from year over year and measures what student’s know in the areas of math, language, and reading usage and informs the school on what they are ready to learn next.
For more information, please visit: https://www.nwea.org/assessments/map/
In addition to MAP, we use both informal and formal assessments throughout the school year to measure students’ understanding.
MAP data projects student performance on North Carolina End of Grade tests. The following graph shows HOPE Academy’s academic performance for the 2018-2019 school year as compared to North Carolina and our local public school districts.