Other Tests

testingAs 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 Triangle, 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-10

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 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 Triangle, 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 and 9

TMSA Triangle 8th and 9th graders take PSAT 8/9 as 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 high schoolers 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. Using their personalized view of AP Potential found in the PSAT 8/9 score report, our high schoolers 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.

PSAT NMSQT for Grades 11

The PSAT NMSQT stands for the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which students at TMSA Triangle are required to take as junior. The students with high enough marks on this assessment can be selected for National Merit Scholarship for college. With this assessment,

  • TMSA Triangle students can see where they are and set a target. They get details on the exact skills and knowledge they need to focus on, while they have plenty of time to improve. Since they have already taken the PSAT 8/9, they can also see how much progress they’ve made between the tests. Historically, students who took the PSAT NMSQT scored better on the SAT, on average, than those who didn’t take the test.
  • TMSA Triangle students can find out about their AP Potential. Using their personalized view of AP Potential, found in their score report, our students get recommendations for courses that may be a good fit for them.
  • TMSA Triangle students can enter the National Merit Scholarship Program. The students who take the test and meet other program entry requirements can enter the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). For more information, please visit NMSC’s website at www.nationalmerit.org.
  • TMSA Triangle students can help pay for college. Taking this test gives our students the chance to access over $300 million in other scholarship opportunities.