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Summer SLAM

Effective Tuesday, July 16, all Summer SLAM classes and programs will be moved from Olson Middle School to Jefferson High School for the remainder of the summer schedule. For those who are registered, Extended Care will also be moved to Jefferson.

Jefferson is located two blocks east of Olson at 4001 W. 102nd St. Please enter through Door #1, the school’s main entrance.

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Research, Evaluation and Assessment


Main: 952-681-6486
Fax: 952-681-6497

Dr. David Heistad
Executive Director of Research, Evaluation & Assessment

Cathy Turitto
Administrative Secretary

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.

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