You can help your child know what to expect on testing day by reviewing these age-appropriate Student Resources together. The videos explain the purpose of the test and how it works from a student perspective, while also providing answers to some frequently asked questions.
Given the adaptive nature of MAP Growth, it’s important for students to understand that they won’t know how to respond to every question on the test. As the test hones in on their “just right” level of learning, they will likely see some questions on unfamiliar content. When that happens, they should simply choose the answer they think might be correct and move on, knowing that they’ve done their best. Considering that the purpose of the test is to determine what your child is ready to learn, every incorrect answer is just as valuable to a teacher as a correct one.
A Practice Test is provided for each subject and grade level, allowing students to experience the types of questions they’ll be asked to answer, while also learning to use the online tools available. MAP Growth, like most online assessment platforms, offers all students the use of accessibility features such as a highlighter, notepad, or answer eliminator. The more familiar a student is with these tools, the more likely it is that they’ll be able to use them successfully on testing day.
Practice Test Username: grow
Practice Test Password: grow
As always, students should arrive at school well-rested, having eaten a nutritious breakfast, and armed with a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day.