As-Sabeel Academy utilizes standardized tests as one measure to provide feedback to parents, teachers, and administrators about student progress, achievement, and ability. Standardized testing is a snapshot of a student’s academic progress and serves only to add information to what we know about students based on their performance in the classroom. As-Sabeel uses test information to target student learning needs, identify areas of needed professional development in our faculty, and assess school performance.
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth Testing
MAP Growth is an online test that provides a personalized assessment of what students are ready to learn. MAP Growth adjusts to each student’s response and then provides teachers with reports to help them better understand student learning needs. As-Sabeel teachers use MAP Growth results to plan instruction and differentiate learning needs. MAP Growth is administered twice each year to students in K5 – 8th grades.
Stanford 10 Achievement Test (SAT 10)
Students in 3rd – 8th grade take the SAT 10 in March each year. The purpose of the SAT 10 is to be able to compare the performance of As-Sabeel Academy students with the performance of other students across the nation; participation in the SAT 10 is also one of our many accreditation requirements with the South Carolina Independent Schools Association.
Otis-Lennon 8 School Ability Test (OLSAT 8)
Students in 3rd – 5th grades also take the OLSAT 8 during March each year. The OLSAT 8 helps parents, teachers, and administrators gain understandings into each child’s ability and how that correlates with their achievement.