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What is MAP testing?

MAP Testing will take place for all students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress, is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth.

When will my student be tested and how often?

MES students will take their first MAP test during the month of August. Students will also test in the winter and the spring.

What is testing like?

Our students test in reading, mathematics and language usage. The MAP test is adaptive. This means that the test adjusts to your student as they answer questions. The difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers previous questions. If the student answers correctly, the questions become more difficulty. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. The tests are not timed but most students complete the test within an hour.

How will the MAP test results be used?

MAP is used to measure a student's progress or growth in school. The results will inform teachers of a student's strengths and weaknesses in Reading and Mathematics content. Teachers will use this information in determining what to teach and how to group students.

How can I help my child prepare for MAP testing?

Attend a parent/teacher conference to discuss your child’s progress. Parents and teachers working together will benefit your child.

Provide a comfortable, quiet place for studying at home.

Make sure your child arrives to school on time and is well rested, especially for the day of the test.

Ensure your child is completing his/her homework nightly, which includes reading at least 20-30 minutes each night.

Where can I go for more information about MAP testing?

MAP Resources for Parents and Students