Other Tests

As a STEAM school, our achievements arise from our capacity to flexibly oversee, assess, and incorporate research-based learning tools to enhance our students' welfare. At TMSA Apex, our students encounter a variety of assessments throughout their academic journey, uniquely equipping them for a happy and fulfilling life.

MAP Growth for Grades K-8

MAP Growth, part of the Growth Activation Solution from NWEA, is the most trusted and innovative assessment for measuring achievement and growth in Math, Reading, Language Usage, and Science.

MAP Growth tests are computer-adaptive. If a student gets a question wrong, the test will present questions at different levels until consistent success is shown. The final result is a clear indication of a student’s capabilities.

Reliable insights make it simple for TMSA Apex teachers to find common areas of need among our students, identify who could benefit from intervention, and determine which instructional strategies are generating the most academic growth. 

At TMSA Apex, MAP assessments are conducted thrice a year.

For more information, please visit MAP Growth Fact Sheet and MAP Growth Family Guide.

PSAT 8/9 for Grades 8

TMSA Apex 8th graders will take PSAT 8/9 before they start their high school journey. With this test, our students set goals for high school and achieve them. PSAT 8/9 is important for our the 8th graders because:

  • It helps them know where they are and where they want to go. It sets a baseline for what skills and knowledge they need to practice so they can continue to improve.
  • It helps them find out what AP courses might be a good fit for them in high school. Using their personalized view of AP Potential found in the PSAT 8/9 score report, our 8th graders get recommendations for certain courses that may be a good fit for them.
  • It helps them explore college and career options. As they think about their plans for life after high school, BigFuture has information to help. They can use it to get personalized guidance based on their scores, search for colleges that interest them and save their favorites to their own list, and explore careers that match their interests and skills.