Mandatory Tests:

The Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) is a mandatory test for all students in grades 9 and 10, while the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is a mandatory test that all grade 10 students are expected to take in the ADP. These tests are fully managed and administered at school, and the school commits to bearing all the fees of these tests.
The MAP tests are computer adaptive achievement tests given in English Reading, English Language, and Mathematics two times a year: one at the beginning of the year, and the other at the end of the year. The computer adjusts the difficulty of the questions so that each student takes a unique test. The difficulty of each question is based on how well the student has answered the previous questions. The MAP test reports a score (called the RIT score) that determines whether a student is on-grade (above or below) level expectation in the area of focus of the test. The score from the Reading in the MAP test taken in the spring of grade 8 is used in selecting students for admission to the ADP.

Grade Level RIT scores in Mathematics, Language and Reading in grades 8, 9 and 10











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The PSAT that students take in grade 10 prepares students to take SAT in grade 11. It is made up of three sections: Math (M), Critical Reading (CR) and Writing (W). The PSAT is a terrific way to familiarize yourself with the structure, content, and process of taking the SAT and get a sense of how the student will perform on the actual exam. The score on PSAT can anticipate the SAT score, thus students can make use of the time they have from grade 10 to 11 to work on improving their skills in the areas where the PSAT highlights.

Optional Tests:

Except for MAP and PSAT, it is optional for ADP students to take external tests. It is the sole responsibility of every student to make the required registration, pay the fees, check for test centers, and make all follow ups on these matters. Students bear all the consequences of not respecting any deadline on this.
When applying to English speaking Universities, most require proof of proficiency in English. The two major English proficiency tests are IELTS and


The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) is a test of active English language performance for non-native speakers who wish to study using English. The test measures general language skills, and also the skills needed for study in academic institutions worldwide. The test is usually accepted in most UK universities or universities affiliated with UK education, and made up of four sections: Listening, Academic Reading, Academic Writing, and Speaking Interview.

The Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a test that measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard in a university setting. The internet-based TOEFL (iBT) measures the same domains. These two tests are widely used in the United States of America, in addition to Colleges and Universities implementing American curricula worldwide; though some UK and Canadian Universities accept the TOEFL and iBT.

The Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) are required by most American Universities around the world. They represent the best independent, standardized measure of a student’s college readiness. There are two SAT tests: the SAT Reasoning test and the SAT Subject test. The SAT Reasoning test, which is the most common requirement by most colleges, is made up of 3 parts: Mathematics (M), whose score is 200 – 800, Writing (W), whose score is 200 – 800, and Critical Reading (CR), whose score is 200 – 800. The maximum score on SAT Reasoning test is 2400.