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About the MAP test for 6th Grade

The Sixth Grade Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) Test is a multiple-choice test administered to students in the sixth grade. This test serves as a reflection of the student’s progress throughout the school year. Students, teachers, and parents use the MAP Test and its scores to measure the strengths and weaknesses in their academic performance.

The topics of the test are math, reading, language usage, and for some grades, science. The MAP Test is designed as an adaptive test. This means that the level of difficulty is determined by the previous question. If a question is answered correctly, the following question becomes more challenging and vice-versa.

Preparing for the 6th Grade MAP Test means your child will get a better understanding of the test, the questions to expect, and how to answer them. It also means a far more accurate picture of your sixth grader's academic potential.


6th Grade MAP Testing Scores

Scoring methods are varied and each test uses their own scales to measure aptitude. For the MAP test, NWEA uses the RIT scale (Rasch-Unit scale). This scale is made of equal intervals and these are designed to give students, parents, and teachers an opportunity to measure academic progress regardless of the grade or age of the student.

Visit TestPrep-Online’s MAP scores page to find more information on 6th Grade MAP Testing scores.

6th Grade MAP Test & the Common Core

The Common Core is a set of learning outcomes that has been designed for each grade and has gained popularity across many schools in the United States.

Given that the NWEA MAP Test is based on the Common Core, we have designed our MAP 6th grade practice pack to be in line with the Common Core in order to create an accurate representation of the topics. Even though our 6th Grade MAP Practice Pack does not have the same adaptive function as the actual MAP Test, it is able to familiarize your child with all the topics of the test, the different styles of the question, and detailed explanations and solving tips to help your sixth grader prepare.


MAP Math for 6th Grade

The MAP math section can be divided into four main academic topics. The following topics are taught before the student reaches the sixth grade:

  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking: communicating ideas through different models and numerical expressions, deducing answers by identifying patterns in a numerical series, and using the four operations and their properties.
  • Geometry: this includes the use of graphs to approach and solve mathematical problems; as well as reasoning through geometric concepts, being able to identify, classify, and use properties three-dimensional figures to solve questions.
  • Numbers and Operations: including fractions, decimals, and multi-digit whole numbers to perform mixed mathematical operations.
  • Measurement and Data: this include the use of different concepts such as angle, length, perimeter, area, and volume to solve measurement problems, understanding the meaning of data and how it is represented, and being able to analyze it and draw conclusions from it.

MAP Reading Section for 6th Grade

The MAP reading section tests the student by using both informal texts and literature:

  • Informational Texts: this includes spotting purpose and argument, as well as considering points such as subjectivity and perspective
  • Word Meaning and Vocabulary Knowledge: understanding the meaning of words through context, spotting a hidden relation between different words, and recognizing the structures behind them
  • Literature: analyzing literary texts and recognizing key themes and structures in various literary texts.

MAP Language Usage for 6th Grade

The MAP language usage section will test the student on three main topics:

  • Grammar and Usage: include a proper understanding of how to use various grammar conventions
  • Writing: researching, revising, developing, and writing
  • Understand and Edit Mechanics: demonstrating a correct usage of spelling and a control fo the different rules regarding capitalization and punctuation

Preparing for the MAP test for 6th Grade with TestPrep-Online

Preparing for the 6th Grade MAP Test is crucial to obtaining the highest results. Even though the MAP Test is not timed, it can be especially tricky for those who are unfamiliar with the questions. Your child can prepare for any of the sections by using our study guides and simulations of the 6th Grade MAP Test. Our practice packs also contain a math enrichment section with questions from the topics that are statistically more challenging to children in that age group.

Since many gifted programs MAP assessment scores to determine a candidate's qualification, a high MAP score can have a significant impact on your child's future. TestPrep-Online now offers a 6th Grade MAP Practice Pack. This pack features different methods of preparation and includes section-specific study guides, a full-length simulation, and hundreds of sample questions with detailed explanations for all three sections of the MAP (Language Usage, Reading, and Math).



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