Zion students participate in new achievement program
December 20, 2012 4:34PM
Zion Lutheran School principal Paul Eggert guides sixth-grade student Timothy Wright through the Measures of Academic Progress log-in process. | Supplied Photo
Updated: January 24, 2013 6:01AM
Students in kindergarten and older at Zion Lutheran School in Beecher are participating in Measures of Academic Progress, a new achievement program that replaces the Stanford Achievement Test usually given each spring.
Measures of Academic Progress is an online test administered three times per year: in the fall, after first semester and in the spring.
“The results of the tests in reading, math and language arts will give the child’s teacher a great picture of the student’s knowledge and growth throughout the year,” school officials said in a news release.
“The test is a great diagnostic tool to indicate strength and weaknesses in individual students as well as the class as a whole. It is a great measure of academic progress throughout the year.”
“With this program, we will be able to see the skills that the children have mastered and will be able to focus our teaching time more on those skills that are lacking,” teacher JoAnn Hess said.
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