With the division’s focus on student growth from each year to the next, the overwhelmingly positive results of the national 2022 Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment clearly demonstrate the collective efforts of GCPS instructional staff, students, and families.

“Our school division is filled with talented, dedicated professionals,” Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Stephen Geyer, Ed.D., said. “I want them to know that their tireless hard work, care, and expertise have a profound and positive impact on our students every single day.”

The MAP assessment has been used in GCPS since 2012 to measure the individual growth of second through eighth-grade students in reading and math and provides the division with student-specific results compared to a national average. In GCPS, students exceeded the national average by 5 percentage points in reading and 17 percentage points in math. This is an increase of 9 percentage points over last year’s results in reading and an increase of 19 percentage points in math. “This year's growth results in reading and math are an affirmation of the great work happening in our schools,” Geyer said.

At the elementary level, students in grades two through five exceeded the national average by 10 percentage points in reading and 22 percentage points in math in 2022, an increase of 17 percentage points in reading and 29 percentage points in math over 2021’s results.

At the middle school level, students in grades six through eight exceeded the national average by 1 percentage point in reading and 13 percentage points in math, an increase of 6 percentage points and 19 percentage points, respectively, over 2021’s results.

“I want our students and families to know that we recognize and appreciate their hard work, support, and partnership,” Geyer said. “Goochland is a special place, and it has taken all of us working together to make the 2021-22 school year so successful.”