From the desk of Principal Kevin Brockberg
While the Florida Department of Education is currently experiencing technical difficulties in delivering the new FSA testing regimen in public schools, last week Trinity students in Grades 3-8 completed their MAP assessments with a smooth and seamless round of testing. MAP is an assessment used around the world as a Measure of Academic Progress in Reading, Language, and Mathematics, and is new for our learning community; read our recent Blog post for the back-story about MAP testing at Trinity.
MAP ushers in a new era of instruction and assessment at Trinity, which focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Teachers will use the results not to rank students; instead, teachers will use each child’s performance for knowing, addressing, and remediating any weaknesses revealed from the MAP assessment. Further, the results will also identify curricula students have mastered for their grade level, and will indicate where teachers should be extending learning in classrooms. Teachers will review the results already next week, the swift data turn-around is essential for this prescriptive application of test results.
Trinity students take the MAP assessment three times each year. The next round of MAP will take place at the end of May.