Testing Programs

Houston Elementary School students participate in a number of tests during each academic year. Below is a list of those tests and a little about each test. Should you have any questions concerning any of these test, please feel free to contact Anna Fleetwood at 594-4448.


Measures of Academic Progress. MAP is given to students in grades 2-5 in Reading and Math. These tests are given three times a year. MAP is a computerized test that gives automatic feedback to the child and the teacher as to the students’ strengths and weaknesses in those two areas.


Dominie Reading Assessment. Dominie is an individualized test that is given to students in grades K, 1st, and 2nd grade three times a year. Dominie tests the students’ reading levels in accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. Other areas of the Dominie that are given are spelling, letter recognition, and literacy awareness.


These tests are part of our gifted and talented identification process. Students in 2nd Grade take the ITBS and CogAt in the fall of each year. Students in 4th grade take the InView in the fall of each year. Students in grade 2 take the Inview in the spring of each year.


English Language Development Assessment. This is a test that is designed for our students who have a native language other than English. This test is given in February and March of each year.


Palmetto Assessment of State Standards. These tests are given to students in grades 3-5 each year in the areas of writing, reading, math, science, and social studies. The writing portion of the test is in

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