MAP Growth

MAP Growth is a pair of tests, one in reading and one in mathematics, which students will take on their computer devices two times during the school year.  Each school year, students in grades 6 - 8 take the tests in late September through October, and January through February.  We give students the MAP Growth tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year). 

MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This results in a detailed picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject, and have the same starting performance level.

Following each MAP Growth testing period, you will receive a user‐friendly Parent Report.  This report will provide information about your child’s academic growth during the school year, and from one year to the next.

How can you help your child prepare for MAP Growth?

  • Let your child know that the test is important.

  • Make sure that your child gets plenty of sleep the night before the test.

  • Encourage your child to do his/her best. The MAP Growth tests may seem easier or harder than other tests your child has taken; it is important that your child do his/her best on all questions even if some of them seem too easy or too hard.

  • Review the report with your child.