MAP test practice

MAP test practice

Welcome to our NWEA MAP test practice for College Entrance.

Like ACT, MAP has been used to assess the American College readiness of millions of high school students.

Test Practice for NWEA’s MAP

We offer MAP test practice at all relevant levels: MAP 2nd Grade Growth Practice

3rd Grade MAP Growth Practice; 4th Grade MAP Growth Practice

5th Grade MAP Growth Practice; and finally 6th Grade MAP Growth Practice.  

MAP Test Practice

We believe there are three processes for MAP test practice helps school pupils’…

  • Continuous assessment of any topic that they learned earlier.
  • Development of a better understanding of what they read.
  • Grammar skills and vocabulary knowledge.
  • Development of the correct use of both sentences and grammar.

How teachers use NWEA’s MAP

The MAP test is considered an important tool in a teacher’s toolkit. 

Since children learn at their own pace, the MAP test supports each child as an individual leaner. 

Still, the role of teachers is equally important to ensure that students score well in the MAP test.

For example, thorough checking is vital to identify the wrongs and the ways how they would be corrected.

Here, teachers can play a prominent role. They continuously support children in their progression. 

Supporting your child’s MAP test practice

Parents can support their child…

  • By following those teaching methods that best suit their child’s learning style(s).
  • With a quiet working environment for MAP practice.
  • With MAP practice books. Plus suitably challenging reading material to encourage their child to learn new words. 

What is the MAP foundation test?

  • Suitable for most new applicants for this examination series.
  • The lowest ZPD level is implemented here and will not be applicable for students who are already at ZPD level 2.
  • The students who are appearing for pre-kindergarten classes or at the beginning stage of kindergarten will find this test suitable for themselves.
  • Once passed, the students will be moving to the standard foundation skill tests.

MAP Adaptive oral reading test (grade-specific)

  • The students are provided with a 50-word picture book and they are asked to speak about the pictures out loud.
  • Students will be assessed based on a time sentenced picture, where their basic comprehension skills will be checked.
  • If a student manages to pass this level, then oral reading will be waiting for them, where they will have to read 3 passages, with 6 comprehension questions in each of them.
  • On the other hand, if a student does not pass the picture-based test, then they will have to start from the foundation level basic test.

Re-taking the MAP foundation test

  • If the student fails to answer at least 15 questions correctly, then he or she will have to take the basic foundation level test.
  • This ensures that the student has not gotten at least 75% accuracy in the test, which is the minimum requirement.
  • The 2-minute sentence reading fluency test is the main deciding factor for the adaptive oral reading test.
  • There is one more determining factor, to pass the test effectively, the student will have to attempt more questions.
  • If a student attempts 14 questions and gets all of them correct, then they will not qualify.
  • On the other hand, if a student attempts 20 questions and gets 16 questions correct, then they will qualify. All these conditions will be applicable for grade 3 or 3+ students.

Is the MAP test different for Grade 4+ students?

The students who are in Grade 4 or higher, will be asked to read 3 passages, which will contain 6 comprehension questions.

In this case, if a student is not able to answer, a downward approach towards the foundation skills test will not be followed.

However, they will not be appearing for adaptive oral reading, and the foundation skills test will replace the oral reading test.

MAP Adaptive oral reading including passage reading only

This process is more or less similar to adaptive oral reading for specific grades.

The only difference is that the reading passage part is only followed and the rest of the test subjects are not applicable here.

Marking and pass or fail criterion stays the same as well. The assessment is ideal for students who consider themselves confident readers.

Other standardised childrens assessments

We offer many guides to the other popular standardised cognitive tests – as well as our MAP test prep materials.