All About Testing at LRNTMS
NWEA MAP TEST
NWEA’s assessments are called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP®). When taking these computerized adaptive tests, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. In an optimal test, a student answers approximately half the items correctly and half incorrectly. The final score is an estimate of the student’s achievement level.
I AM TEST
I AM (Indiana’s Alternate Measure) is an accountability assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities in grades 3–8 and high school. I AM is an accessible assessment developed by educators and tailored to student needs that measures student achievement according to Indiana’s Alternate Academic Standards or Content Connectors. The primary mode for administering I AM is through the online Test Delivery System (TDS). I AM is a stage-adaptive untimed assessment delivered in a one-on-one setting by a classroom educator.
WIDA ACCESS TEST
The W-APT (WIDA ACCESS Placement Test) is most often used as a screening test to determine the language level of students entering a school system.