What is MAP and what does it tell me about my child’s academic progress?
The NWEA MAP test is a computer-adaptive standardized test that measures a student’s skills in different subjects. It’s designed to measure a student’s progress and growth over time. MAP helps educators understand where your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses are, so they can tailor instructions to meet your child’s unique learning needs. It also helps track your child’s academic growth over time.
To track your students’ progress, YES Prep will be administering MOY MAP to elementary and secondary students.
Which grade levels take middle of the year MAP?
All kinder through second grade students, as well for students receiving Special Education Services and interventions from third through fifth grade will be taking MAP assessment December 4 - 19, 2023.
For secondary, the following grade levels and courses will be taking the MAP December 4-15, 2023:
- Middle school students enrolled in math and reading intervention
- 6th – 12th grade students who receive Special Education services
- 6th – 12th grade students receiving Dyslexia services via 504
- 6th – 8th grade students who enrolled after September 15 and do not have a BOY score
How can you support your child with MAP testing?
There is no need to prepare a student for MAP testing. However, families can support their students in the following ways:
Ensure your child is at school everyday and on time especially on the testing dates
Talk to your child about the importance of doing their best to show what they know and can do on their test
Making sure they eat a good breakfast, either at home or at school
Reach out to your child’s teacher if you want to learn extra ways in which you can support your students’ growth
Provide a space for your child to talk about any worries or testing anxiety they may have.
If you want to learn more about MAP please visit nwea.org/family-toolkit/