posted on Nov, 16 2004 @ 04:05 PM
So we just got my daughter's results from the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) tests, and I'm wondering if anyone has a good feel on just how
accurate they are.
If you are unfamiliar, these tests are computer based, and take many hours to complete all the different categories. My kids have been taking them one
period a day for more than a week. After being set to the person's grade level, the computer starts asking questions at a difficulty designed to have
a 50% failure rate. If the student answers several questions correctly, the computer increases the level of difficulty. The test gets progressively
harder until the student reaches a 50% failure rate. If the student answers several questions incorrectly, the difficulty is decreased.
Now, my daughter is very smart, I know this. But they are talking about another series of tests to determine if she should be enrolled in the gifted
and talented program or possibly advancing a grade level.
I'm somewhat concerned because of the inaccuracy i've seen in other testing methods, and don't want to place my daughter in a situation where she
is likely to fail through no fault of her own.
Does anyone have any experience, or knowledge of these tests and their accuracy?