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Guide To Using Our Free MAP Diagnostic Tests
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Free 3rd Grade MAP Sample Questions - Preview

The test contains ten questions. Each question covers either math, reading, or language usage. As in the actual test, all exercises are multiple-choice.

Note: If your child prefers working through the test on paper, you can download the exam in a PDF format.

Free 3rd Grade MAP Sample Question Example

3rd Grade MAP Reading Comprehension Question

Read the story.

"But I don't want to go to bed yet!" wailed Noah. "I want to stay up and play with my new game!" Noah was the youngest child in his family. He was already allowed to stay up later than his brother and sister did when they were his age. "If you don't go to bed, the tooth fairy won't be able to come visit you," said Noah's father. Once Noah heard that, he ran straight to bed. He checked under his pillow to make sure his tooth was still there.
Finally, Noah fell asleep. When he woke up, it was still dark outside. He saw a shadow on the wall and he felt someone reaching under his pillow. Noah shut his eyes very tightly so that the tooth fairy would still give him his present. He actually fell back to sleep before he even felt his present.
In the morning, Noah woke up very excited. He felt under his pillow, and there he found a new red toy racecar! He hadn't seen the tooth fairy, but he could still smell her perfume. It smelled just like his mother's perfume.

Why did Noah finally run to bed?

A) He was afraid of the tooth fairy.
B) He was afraid the tooth fairy would not come.
C) It was past his bedtime.
D) He was very tired.

Answer & Explanations

The correct answer is (B). The passage mentions that after Noah's father told Noah that if he did not go to bed the tooth fairy would not be able to come visit him, Noah ran straight to bed. You can conclude from this information that Noah was afraid the tooth fairy would not visit him if he did not go to bed, and that is why he ran straight to bed. Therefore, the correct answer is (B).

Answer (A) is incorrect because the passage mentions that Noah was waiting for the tooth fairy to come as he wanted to get a present for his tooth. Thus, he was not afraid of her.

Answer (C) is incorrect because the passage mentions that it was already past Noah's bedtime and he still did not want to go to bed.

Answer (D) is incorrect because it presents information that is not mentioned in the passage at all.

What is the NWEA 3rd Grade MAP Test?

The NWEA 3rd Grade MAP Test (Measure of Academic Progress) is an exam originally dedicated to measuring a child’s own personal academic progress over time. Nowadays, it is also used by several elementary schools as a manner of comparing a student’s abilities to others’ in the same grade group and determining whether or not he or she is ready for the fourth grade.

10 Tips to Help your Child Ace the 3rd Grade MAP Test

Before the test:

  • Take notes during the free practice test. While your child takes the test, it may be worthwhile to sit next to him or her. This way you can keep an eye on how your child interacts with the various question types. Seeing, for instance, that your child is especially struggling with the math questions can be a good indicator of where your preparation process should begin.
  • Make a study plan. Once you’ve taken our initial sample test, create a hierarchy of things to study based on where your child’s strengths and weaknesses lie.
  • Stick to a routine. Help your child stay focused. Keep a fixed routine by scheduling the same time every day for studying. This keeps your child mentally prepared.
  • Keep your child motivated. Add fun activities to the study plan to help keep your child excited about the learning process. Sitting at a desk is beneficial only for a short time before it becomes tiresome. We recommend the question game, in which you encourage your child to ask a specific number of questions every day with the promise of a reward at the end.
  • Be positive. A negative attitude can be contagious- but so can a positive one! By being visibly excited about the subject at hand, your child is bound to be, too!

Day of the Test:

  • Review- don’t learn. At this stage, you’ve hopefully already covered a good deal of new information. It is therefore not recommended to start learning anything new, as this can hinder your child from utilizing the material s/he has already learned and feels more comfortable with, and getting the optimal scores s/he deserves.
  • Bring snacks. It’s hard to focus on an empty stomach; we recommend avoiding this issue by packing a variety of healthy energy sources for your child to nibble on during the exam. Who knows? That extra push could make a difference between a right answer and a wrong one.
  • Come in layers. Your child can get distracted if the room is too cold or too warm. Avoid this issue by having your child dress in lightweight clothes and bring a sweater to the test which will allow them to be comfortable no matter what the temperature may be.
  • Use the idea of a “participation reward”. Your child may be feeling under pressure before the test. Try to erase this feeling by bringing an incentive that is more direct- perhaps a treat after the test is finished, no matter what grades your child ends up receiving.
  • Come early. Leave home early to allow time to find the location and manage mishaps that might occur on the way such as not being able to find the location or getting caught in traffic. In addition, it will give you the opportunity to provide your child with that much needed pep-talk.

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