Assessment in the Archdiocese of Seattle Catholic Schools
Schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle use the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) to assess student learning in Mathematics, Reading and Language Usage. All students in Grades 2 through 8 take these assessments (and Science, in some schools) at least twice per year: once in the fall (September) and again in the spring (May). Many schools administer the assessment in the winter as well.
Each MAP assessment renders a student scale score (known as RIT) ranging from 100 to 300. This scale forms a useful yardstick for measuring not only achievement at any given snapshot (fall, winter, or spring) but growth over time as students progress through the school year. We then compare the growth of our students to that of their peers nationwide in other Catholic schools and all schools that use the MAP assessments.
On average, our students tend to match or exceed their nationwide peers in achievement as well as growth.
For questions about assessment, please contact Dr. Justyna King, Assistant Superintendent, OCS at JustynaKing@seattlearch.org