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Prepare for the 3rd Grade MAP Test

The Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP Test, determines how well your child is performing relative to the other pupils in his or her class. Test scores can be a deciding factor in placement for regular or gifted classes. Despite being a standardized test, a child can—and should—prepare for the MAP tests beforehand. Our MAP PrepPack™ includes a full-length practice test per topic, over 800 questions, and answers with thorough explanations. By the time the test is given, your child will be familiar with the format of the test, the different types of questions, and how to succeed on the test.

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What Is the MAP Test for 3rd Grade?

MAP for the third grade is a computer-generated test divided into three subjects: math, language usage, and reading. It is a great way for both teachers and parents to gain a better understanding of student progress throughout the year as well as a student's instructional needs. It is also a way for schools to test whether or not students need to be placed into special programming. 

MAP Test Aligned with the Common Core

As the Common Core becomes more widespread across schools in the United States, many standardized and gifted tests are adapting its standards. The MAP test is no exception. For this reason, TestPrep-Online has developed practice tests that follow MAP's Common Core scheme. With our practice pack, you can ensure your third grader is exposed to all the topics aligned with the Common Core, and is getting top-notch practice for test day.

The MAP Math Section

The MAP math section for third grade includes seven general areas that are typically covered by the time the student reaches third grade. Third graders taking the MAP test in 2015 scored an average of 197 on the RIT scale. The following subjects were covered on the test:

  • Numbers and Operations – using mental math to count and make calculations
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking – applying basic math functions of fractions and decimals
  • Algebra – solving equations with missing information
  • Geometry – applying concepts in geometry, such as symmetrical and parallel lines
Most questions do not require a calculator, but for those that do, an on-screen calculator will appear. Test takers are also given scratch paper where they can work out problems. On average, there are 53 questions on the math section. However, this is subject to change due to the test's adaptive nature.

The MAP Language Usage Section

The language usage section is made up of 53 multiple-choice questions. Topics covered in this section include:
  • Language- students must demonstrate a grasp of various language conventions including punctuation, capitalization, and spelling
  • Grammar and Usage- students must show their understanding of grammar conventions and accurately apply them
  • Writing Conventions- students will have to demonstrate how they plan and organize their writing

All questions are designed for the third-grade level. Like the other sections, students do have a time limit to complete this section, but on average they complete it within an hour.

The MAP Reading Section

Like the other two sections of the test, the MAP reading section is untimed, although it generally takes students an hour to finish. The reading section for third grade is adapted to ask questions that third graders are capable of answering. The reading section is made up of 43 questions involving:
  • Word Recognition and Vocabulary- decoding words and recognizing word structures and relationships
  • Literature- this includes understanding key structures and ideas within literary texts as well as demonstrating an ability to analyze key crafts and purposes
  • Informational Texts- students will have to show that they understand main ideas and structures

Students are also asked to read informational texts and answer questions based on those texts.

How to Prepare for the MAP Test for 3rd Grade

Preparation is key for your child to perform well on the test and present a full picture of his or her progress on the assessment. With the help of our MAP preparation pack for third grade, you can be sure your student is prepared for test day.

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