HKIS currently uses the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) in grades 3-8. MAP was developed by the Northwest Evaluation Association, and is used by many leading international schools worldwide. MAP is administered twice a year in August/September and April/May.
MAP is a computerized test and provides immediate feedback on individual students within a short time frame. It is also an adaptive test. This means that the assessment adjusts depending on individual student responses. The data shows us where students are performing along a scale of cognitive complexity rather than at a particular grade level. It gives specific feedback to support differentiation in the classroom. In addition, MAP is more suited to the diverse cultural demographics of international schools.