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What is the NWEA 2nd Grade MAP Test?

The 2nd Grade MAP Test is a computerized test that measures the student’s abilities in math, language usage, reading comprehension, and for some grades, science. The test is adaptive, which means that if one question is answered correctly the next question becomes harder; if the question is answered incorrectly, the next question becomes easier.

Though it is not necessary, it is highly recommended to prepare for the MAP Test. Many topics on the test can be mastered simply through the right revision material. Proper preparation, therefore, provides a more accurate image of your second grader’s abilities. In addition, many academic establishments use MAP scores as admission material. Your child’s MAP score can mean entry into competitive gifted programs.

The MAP K-2 & the MAP 2-5

The NWEA has developed two forms of the MAP assessment for 2nd graders to take. The first is the MAP K-2. This test is an adjusted version of the MAP Test for students who cannot yet read. This test uses recorded instructions, which are heard rather than read.

The MAP 2-5 is a test that is designed for students who are already able to read. This test is taken in the same manner as any other test.

*TestPrep-Online offers a 2nd Grade MAP Practice Pack designed according to the MAP Growth 2-5 Structure.*

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Why Prepare for the 2nd Grade MAP Test?

Though it is not necessary, it is highly recommended to prepare for the MAP Test. Since many topics on the test can be mastered simply through the right revision material. Proper preparation, therefore, provides a more accurate image of your second grader’s abilities. In addition, many academic establishments use MAP scores as admission material. Your child’s MAP score can mean entry into competitive gifted programs. To help your studying process, our 2nd Grade MAP Practice Pack offers practice tests, sample questions, and section-specific study guides.

2nd Grade MAP Test Scores

For score calculations, NWEA uses the Rasch Unit Scale (RIT). This scale is an equal interval scale that functions like a ruler. The scale allows for the student’s skills to be appraised individually, as each point remains the same regardless of age or grade.

Want to better understand 2nd Grade MAP test scores? Visit our MAP Scores page!

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2nd Grade MAP & The Common Core

The Common Core is a set of learning standards used in many schools in the United States, which dictates what knowledge and skills a student should obtain by the end of a specific school year. Like many other standardized tests in the United States, NWEA’s MAP has incorporated the Common Core into its testing material. Questions appearing in the 2nd Grade MAP Test are, therefore, based on the content of the Common Core guidelines for 2nd Grade.

Though TestPrep-Online’s practice tests for 2nd Grade MAP are not adaptive like the original test, they do incorporate standards of the Common Core that appear on the exam, and are based on the same standards and the RIT range for second grade.

MAP Test Practice for 2nd Grade Math

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • Representing and solving problems
  • Analyzing patterns and connections

Numbers and Operations

  • Understanding place value, counting, and sets
  • Base ten - numbers and operations
  • Fractions - numbers and operations

Measurement and Data

  • Geometric measurement and problem solving
  • Representing and interpreting data

Geometry

  • Reasoning with shapes, attributes, and coordinate planes

Read more about MAP Math section.

MAP Test Practice for 2nd Grade Language Usage

Mechanics

  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling

Parts of Speech

  • Nouns and pronouns
  • Verbs
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections

Usage

  • Phrases and clauses
  • Sentence structure, sentence types, and meaning
  • Subject-verb agreement

Writing Process

  • Prewriting, planning, and research
  • Genre
  • Organization and use of transitions
  • Thesis or topic development & drafting and providing supporting details
  • Purpose, audience, style and tone

Read more about the MAP Language Usage section.

MAP Test Practice for 2nd Grade Reading

Word Meaning: word Origins, Relationships, and Semantics

  • Letters, syllables, affixes, and roots
  • Antonyms, synonyms, homographs, and word nuances
  • Context clues

Literary Concepts: Main Ideas, Details, and Inferences

  • Identification of main ideas and details, summarization, and locating of information
  • Conclusions, inferences, and predictions
  • Identification and analyzation of characterization, plot, and setting

Literary Concepts: Purpose, Structure, and Devices

  • Analyzation of author’s purpose, style, and viewpoint
  • Analyzation of structure and genre
  • Identification and interpretation of literary devices and figurative language

Informational Concepts: Main Ideas, Details, and Inferences

  • Identification of main ideas behind details, summarization, and locating of information
  • Facts and opinions, conclusions, inferences, predictions
  • Following directions, identification of sequence, use of visuals

Informational Concepts: Purpose, Structure, and Argument

    • Author’s purpose and viewpoint
    • Structure and genre
    • Argument and credibility

Read more about the MAP Reading section.

TestPrep-Online's 2nd Grade MAP Test Practice Material

Proper preparation can give your child a substantial leg-up in performance. TestPrep-Online will soon release several forms of MAP test practice for 2nd Grade in one efficient package. Our practice pack for the 2nd Grade MAP Test will cover all the core sections, including math, reading, and language usage. All our packs offer several methods of practice, such as sample tests, section-specific explanations, and study guides. Plus, with the right device at your hands, an opportunity to study anytime, anywhere.

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