MAP Testing Information

MAP is a computer adaptive test, which means every student gets a unique set of test questions based on responses to previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions get harder. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions get easier. By the end of the test, most students will answer about half the questions correctly.MAP can follow students wherever they are starting from, regardless of the grade they are in. For instance, if a third grader is actually reading like a fifth grader, MAP will be able to identify that. Or, if a fifth grader is doing math like a third grader, MAP will identify that. Both things are incredibly important for a teacher to know, so that they can plan instruction efficiently. MAP covers reading, language usage, and math. Some schools also use the MAP Science test to measure student achievement and growth in science.
Measures of Academic Progress (M.A.P.)

MAP Assessments Available for Grade 2
• MAP has two assessments available for grade 2 students: MPG Math/MPG Reading and
MAP 2 – 5 Math/Reading
• MPG Assessments:
o Focus on primary grade standards: K-2.
o Provide audio support so the students individually receive a reader through the
system.
• MAP 2 – 5 Assessments:
o Focus on grade 2 – 5 standards but provides stretch to standards 6+ and access
to primary grade standards.
o Does not provide audio support to the students.

Rationale for the Transition Plan
• Students should receive differentiated assessments based on their individual levels.
• Test placement will be based on the principle that students should take the assessment
that is most academically appropriate.
• Transitioning students to MAP 2 – 5 will allow students to show content knowledge on a
broader range of standards without audio support.
• Research conducted by NWEA indicates that the inclusion of audio support in MPG
makes most items slightly to moderately easier.
o Due to this feature being eliminated, it is normal for students to see some
reduction ins core during this transition period.

What does this mean for my child?
• Students will transition between MPG and MAP 2 - 5 when it is most appropriate for
them as an individual learner.
• All students in grade 2 will take the MPG Reading assessment during the fall window
since this is the first time all second grade students will take the MPG assessment.
• Students who score 190 or higher on the fall MPG Reading assessment will transition to
MAP 2 – 5 Reading during the winter testing window.
• Students who score 190 or higher for the first time during the winter MAP window, will
take the MAP 2 – 5 Reading assessment during the spring testing window.
• Students who scored at or above 200 during the spring of their first grade year, will
transition to the MAP 2 – 5 during the fall of their second grade year.
• Students who score 200 or higher for the first time during the fall window will transition
to the MAP 2 – 5 math assessment during the winter testing window.
• Students who score 200 or higher for the first time during the winter MAP window, will
take the MAP 2 – 5 math assessment during the spring testing window.
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