Fall 2020 MAP Testing

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 8:27am

10/6 MAP Update:

To prepare for the MAP assessment, teachers asked students to complete a device check to ensure there will be no technology issues on the day of testing. This visual is a step by step process to taking the MAP test at home and can also be reviewed with your student prior to testing.  


If your student encounters a problem with their device when they complete the device check using https://check.nwea.org/, please have them go through this less restrictive process: Middle School Device Check Option #2

These resources can be used to support some of the common issues:

If you need additional support with this process, please contact Danny Howse, Media Specialist, with any questions at daniel_howse@hcpss.org.


As a reminder, the testing is scheduled as follows:

      Reading MAP:    October 7 at 9:00 am OR 1:00 pm

      Math MAP:          October 14 at 9:00 am OR 1:00 pm


All students will engage in both ELA and math tests, except the following groups:

  • English 8 GT students (reading exempt)
  • 7th grade & 8th grade Algebra students (math exempt)
  • 8th grade Geometry (math exempt)


Please contact Ms. Guinn, Assistant Principal, with questions at kamille_guinn@hcpss.org.


On Wednesday October 7 and 14, students in grades 2-8 will take the Measured Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. The data from the MAP assessment will help schools and teachers measure where your child is starting the year academically. The HCPSS intends to also give the assessment in winter and spring to measure how your child’s learning is progressing throughout the year. The MAP test does not affect grades and the difficulty adjusts depending on how your child responds. It is normal for students to only answer about half the questions correctly.  To learn more about the MAP assessment, please visit: https://www.nwea.org/the-map-suite/common-questions-families/ 

The Reading test will be offered on October 7th at 9 am and 1 pm.  The Math test will be offered on October 14th at 9am and 1pmStudents may choose to attend either the morning or afternoon session. If your child is unable to attend, makeup testing will be offered during asynchronous learning times. Teachers will share Google Meet information and your student’s testing group as we get closer to the Oct 7th date.

Please note that if your child is in an 8th grade English GT class, he/she will not be taking the Reading MAP assessment. If your child is in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2, or Statistics, he/she will not be taking the Math MAP assessment.