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Research, Evaluation and Assessment
Dr. David Heistad
Executive Director of Research, Evaluation & Assessment
The Office of Research and Evaluation is responsible for the administration, scoring and analysis of all district and state wide tests. The information that is obtained from these assessments is used by teachers, administrators, and parents to help them better understand how students in Bloomington are learning important skills in Reading, Mathematics and Writing.
Our mission is to collect meaningful information, report it in a timely way, and communicate the results in a clear and helpful style. The information on this site and the links to other Research and Evaluation sites are intended to meet that goal. We would like to hear from you about this site and the information it contains.
About our student testing system
Bloomington Public Schools measures the academic growth of each student in Grades 2 through 7 with the Northwest Evaluation Association's Achievement Level Tests (MAP) in Reading and Mathematics. These computerized tests are given annually to monitor the progress of individual students through the District's curriculum. The tests also enable teachers to pinpoint any problem areas and adjust instruction to meet the needs of the student or class.