Measures of Academic Progress™ (MAP) helps determine your child’s instructional level, providing measure of academic growth throughout the school year and subsequent years, in areas such as mathematics, reading, and language arts. Your child will take these tests on a school computer and be monitored.
MAP tests are unique in that live questions are adapted to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude towards testing. Over those few days, your child will spend a total of about three hours completing these tests.
During each school year, students in the 5-year-old class through to Secondary 2 take these tests in the Fall and then again in the Spring. At the end of the testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s academic growth from last Spring to the present, and then again in the Spring comparing growth over a period of two years.
MAP tests focus on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children.
These tests are important. Please help your child get a good night’s sleep during the testing week so that they can do their best on each of the tests.
For more information on resources for parents, download the Parent Toolkit available at www.nwea.org.