Measure of Academic Progress (MAP)
The Northwest Evaluation Association
is a state-aligned computer adaptive test measuring student achievement and growth. This assessment is given to District 75 students in second through eighth grade. First-grade students who perform highly may also take the MAP in reading. Tailored reports give educators information to guide decisions.
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT)
is a test of abstract thinking and reasoning ability given to students in third grade. It is multiple-choice assessment that is administered to the entire class and attempts to measure verbal, quantitative, and spatial reasoning. The OLSAT is used primarily to assist in the identification of students entering the Project Challenge
program. When additional funding is available, a transition to the Cognitive Abilities Test
(CogAT) is recommended. The CogAT provides additional information to teachers as well as nonverbal tests that support the ability skill profile of second language learners.
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. These high quality, computer-based K-12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy give teachers, schools, students, and parents better information whether students are on track in their learning and for success after high school, and tools to help teacher customize learning to meet student needs. The two PARC assessments each year will be administered in March, April and May.