This year, we are one of 14 member schools of the Ontario Alliance of Christian School (OACS) who will be participating in an assessment program offered through the Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™). NWEA™ is a global not-for-profit educational services organization. As part of the program, all students in grades 1 – 8 will complete a series of assessments based on math, language usage and reading three times a year which make up the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) assessment tool. MAP® creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level- precisely measuring student progress and growth for each individual. The three assessment periods are during the fall, the winter, and then in the spring.