Students at the Islamic School of Louisville have historically scored above average on their standardized exams. From 2014-2016, ISL used Terra Nova exams and ISL's mean score was approximately 70th percentile for those three years. Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, we are excited to announce ISL's transition to a new testing system known as MAP (Measures of Academic Progress). The test is an adaptive test, which means that each student receives a unique test based on responses to previous questions. In other words, if a student answers the question correctly, he or she will receive a more challenging question. If the student answers incorrectly, he or she will receive an easier question.
Starting 2016-2017, ISL students will be assessed three times a year, (September, January, and April), using the MAP exams. Our first assessment in the fall was very informative as the majority of ISL students scored above average, in the high-average and high range. In addition, the assessment allowed us to identify students who will be provided with increased academic support.
Below is more information explaining the MAP exams and how to use your child's test results to find resources to provide academic reinforcement at home.
Once you have received your child's scores in reading and math, there are many great resources that you can use to help your child learn exactly what they need to improve. On your child's MAP Student Progress Report you will find a RIT score for each subject. The following links are organized by scores to give targeted practice for your child's learning needs.
Reading Your child's MAP Reading report shows your child's Lexile Range. This shows your child's reading level and this can be used to find books that are a good match. The link below is a great resource that you can use to find that right level books. In the search enter your child's range (such as 244-399) and then select the categories of books your child may like. You may then purchase them from the bookstore or find them at our local libraries.