Twice a year, students at GCCS take tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). The purpose of these tests is to determine the students' instructional levels, set goals, and to measure academic growth throughout the school year. Students take the tests online. GCCS started to use MAP testing in 2015. Each year staff and students expand their use of the tool.
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for the student’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. Over the two weeks, students will spend a total of about 120 -200 minutes completing these tests.
At GCCS we are excited to increase our educational tools as we focus on every child’s growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our students. Our students are image bearers of God, capable of responding to that responsibly and privilege of stewardship on all sorts of levels. As educators, we are working to establish communities of care and support in our classrooms that are characterized by a growth mindset.