## How do I prepare my child for MAP testing?

Here’s how you can make sure that your kids are ready to do their best on the test:

1. Know the testing schedule. Pay attention to communications from your child’s school and be aware of when the assessments will take place.
2. Prioritize bedtime.
3. Get them moving.
4. Prepare a nutritious breakfast.
5. Maintain a positive attitude.

## What does the MAP test measure?

MAP assessments are used to measure a student’s growth in Mathematics and Reading. The Fall assessment gathers baseline. It is used to chart a student’s academic growth from year to year. The RIT is not a measure of mastery or a grade, rather it provides information about what a student is ready to learn.

## What is a good score on MAP testing?

A RIT score indicates the difficulty level at which the student is answering about 50% of the questions correctly. Although it is possible to score as high as 265 or more on the reading test and 285 or more on the math test, 240 (reading) and 250 (math) are typical top scores.

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## How do you do well on a MAP test?

7 Ways to Prepare for MAP Growth

1. Be sure to prepare your students.
2. Schedule time for a data conversation.
3. Prepare both teachers and proctors of MAP Growth.
4. Set up the Class Roster File to make it actionable for more stakeholders.
5. Consider scheduling flexibility where it’s possible.

## Do you need to study for the MAP test?

Cramming especially doesn’t work for the MAP assessment. One big purpose of the MAP assessment is to measure growth. Growth happens over time, not overnight or over a week. The MAP assessment adapts to each student with each and every question—there’s no way to know what material will be on any given student’s test.

## Is the MAP test hard?

When taking the MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. Although the tests are not timed, it usually takes students about one hour to complete each test.

## How do you explain MAP testing to parents?

MAP tests are interim assessments, which means they may be given periodically during the year. MAP is based on the same standards as the summative (“high-stakes” or state) tests, so they measure similar content. Teachers receive immediate results with MAP that show what students know and what they are ready to learn.

## What happens if you fail the MAP test?

If the student answers incorrectly, the questions get easier. By the end of the test, most students will have answered about half the questions correctly, as is common on adaptive tests. The purpose of MAP Growth is to determine what the student knows and is ready to learn next.

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## How long should the MAP test take?

Although the tests are not timed, it usually takes students about one hour to complete each MAP® test. When will my child be tested and how often? All Students are required to test in the Winter.

## Do colleges look at MAP scores?

Although the MAP is not designed to be a test of college readiness, it is very accurate in predicting how well a student will do on a standardized exam. The study determined that a student’s MAP score was predictive with a 75 percent to 90 percent accuracy in determining his score on college readiness exams.

MAP® Growth™

• Alabama.
• Arizona.
• Arkansas.
• California.
• CCSS.