Standardized test results
MAP Growth is a norm-referenced, computer adaptive assessment administered to all students in grades K-8 in the fall, winter and spring. Growth through the school year and over multiple years is tracked, and data is used to differentiate instruction, pinpoint individual needs, and set achievement goals. For more information about MAP Growth, visit the NWEA website.
PSAT is a nationally recognized, standardized test administered by the College Board that assesses students' reading, writing and math skills. This test is meant to measure college readiness, and prepare students for the SAT. Based on PSAT scores, students can potentially qualify for magnet programs and/or the National Merit Scholarship Program. GISD provides free PSAT testing for all students in grades 8 through 11. To learn more about the PSAT assessment, please visit the College Board website.
SAT & ACT
SAT and ACT are standardized college admission tests required by most four-year institutes of higher learning. The results of these assessments help determine student college preparedness. Results from these assessments not only help students get into college, but also help students with identifying colleges of interest, qualify for scholarships, and identify additional skills needed for college success. Beginning in the spring of 2016, GISD will pay for every GISD student enrolled in grade 11 to take the SAT assessment.
GISD student performance can be viewed on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Test (ACT) Results webpage. Results are reported based on the most recent Graduating Class Reports provided by the testing vendors.