In January 2018, St. Croix Catholic implemented Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth, a standardized testing method. MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test created by Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) that students take two to three times per school year. The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time.
MAP testing details the students’ strengths and areas of growth. Rather than just receiving an overall score (and often months later as is the case with most standardized tests), assessment results are instant and detailed – down to “needs to work on adding fractions.”
As we assess each student, we are also committed to meeting the needs of each student. SCCS effectively meets the needs of high-end learners with accelerated opportunities. Mrs. Peggy Doeksen, offering 30+ years of working with gifted and talented students, serves students in grades K-8. Likewise, we are known for our commitment to making huge strides with students who come to us with a variety of learning challenges. Mrs. Julie Glaser, Special Services Coordinator, works with District #834 and our internal teaching staff to determine individual learning plans for students with special needs.