About the NWEA MAP Test 7th Grade

Like other NWEA examinations, the 7th Grade MAP Growth Test is a computer-adaptive test in which a question's level of difficulty is determined by whether or not the student has answered the preceding question correctly.

The 7th Grade MAP Test has three sections, all of which are aligned with the Common Core. The test is untimed, though students usually spend approximately an hour on each section.

The 7th Grade MAP Growth Exam is scored through the use of a Rasch UnIT (RIT) Scale. The RIT scale provides a grade-independent score. Each given RIT grade demonstrates the level of difficulty in which a student is able to answer the questions correctly about 50% of the time. This is also referred to as the zone of proximal development. Note that if a seventh grader and a sixth grader achieve the same RIT score on a given section of the exam, such as math, it means that they demonstrate the same level of capability in this subject area. Read more about MAP Test scoring…

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MAP Test 7th Grade- Math

The 7th Grade MAP Math Test focuses on testing how much of the 7th Grade Common Core Requirements in math the student has been able to understand, and better yet how much more s/he knows. Topics covered include but are not limited to the following:

• Algebraic equations
• Geometry
• Percentages
• Scientific notation
• Arithmetic

MAP Test 7th Grade- Language Usage

The 7th Grade MAP Language Usage Test focuses on language mechanics, mechanisms, grammar, writing convention application:

• Writing style and application
• Punctuation
• Grammar

MAP Test 7th Grade- Reading

The 7th Grade MAP Reading Test focuses on a student’s ability to actively read both fiction and nonfiction sources. Thus, this section requires a significant level of focus skills.

• Identify characteristics of text (author’s intent, plot, etc.)
• Determine verity of given statements
• Determine sequence of events

7th Grade MAP Sample Questions- Preview

7th Grade MAP Math Question

 Aaron finishes school at 1:15 PM. He wishes to see a movie which is 1 hour and 35 minutes long. To get to the movie theater from school he needs to walk for 13 minutes. To get home from the movie theater he needs to walk for 14 minutes. What time will Aaron get home from the movie theater? Assume the movie starts as soon as Aaron gets to the theater and he leaves for home as soon as the movie is over. A) 3:17 PM B) 3:27 PM C) 4:27 PM D) 4:17 PM Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (A). Aaron will leave school at 1:15 PM and walk to the movie theatre for 13 minutes, arriving at 1:28 PM. Then, he will watch a movie for an hour and 35 minutes. 1 hour later than !:28 PM makes the time 2:28 PM. However, 35 minutes + 28 minutes totals more than 60, which means you need to add another hour to the hours digits and the remaining minutes will go to the digits indicating the minutes, making the time 3:03 PM. Lastly, Aaron will walk another 14 minutes to get home, arriving at 3:17 PM.

7th Grade MAP Reading Question

 Which of the following words is an antonym of the word discord? A) agreement B) conflict C) excitement D) boredom Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (A). An antonym of a word has a meaning that is the opposite of the word. For example, the words "light" and "dark" are antonyms. The word "discord" means "disagreement or lack of harmony." Answer (A) is correct because agreement means the opposite of discord. Answer (B) is incorrect because conflict is a synonym of discord, not an antonym. The two words have similar meanings, not opposite meanings. Answer (C) is incorrect because excitement is not an antonym of discord. The words are unrelated in meaning. Answer (D) is incorrect because insignificance is not an antonym of discord. The words are unrelated in meaning.

7th Grade MAP Language Usage Question

 Which of these is an imperative sentence? A) What did you do over summer vacation? B) We were stuck in traffic for hours! C) Feed the dog and water the plants while I’m away. D) I know how to speak English and Spanish. Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (C). An imperative sentence is used to give a command or instruction to someone. Answer (C) is the only sentence that tells someone (you) to do something, so it is an imperative sentence and thus the correct answer. Answer (A) is a question, which can also be called an interrogatory sentence. This is a different sentence type from an imperative sentence, and thus isn’t the correct answer. Answer (B), which ends in an exclamation mark (also called an exclamation point), is an exclamatory sentence, not an imperative sentence. An exclamatory sentence expresses excitement or emotion. Answer (D) is a declarative sentence, not an imperative sentence. A declarative sentence provides the reader with information.

MAP Test Practice Tips: 7th Grade

• Study according to your student’s level. While you may be studying for the 7th Grade MAP Test, each student’s level of knowledge varies and there may be some knowledge gaps in need of being filled. We therefore recommend taking the time to fill them.
• Schedule reading time. Nothing beats improving vocabulary and language skills in general than taking the time everyday to read. We recommend incorporating both fiction and nonfiction sources into your reading time, as both will be included in the exam.
• Discuss current events. Keeping your student informed about current events is a great way to maintain interest in learning, a weapon imperative to doing well on the exam.
• Use math daily. For many students, math anxiety is a daily academic struggle. Therefore, sprinkling a bit of math into your student’s day, be it through a fun math fact or an interesting equation, can help loosen their nerves and even pique their interest.
• Maintain a steady study schedule. Sticking to a schedule with firm deadlines and time restraints will help keep your student mentally organized and also ensure every minute counting towards his or her prepping process.
• Add variety! Varying both studying location and style is beneficial in keeping your brain from idling. Studied at home too much? Try the library or a café. Did a lot of highlighting and reading? Try writing and speaking.
• Keep an eye on nutrition. Making sure your diet consists of all the necessary nutrients is key to ensuring the utmost effectivity in every study session. Protein, healthy fats, and fruits and veggies are a splendid weapon for brain power and focus.
• Treat sleep as non-negotiable. Alas, many students have fallen for this “extra time in disguise”- it makes sense, sleep less study more. Except it doesn’t. Getting 8-9 hours of sleep is a crucial part of information retention. Not getting your ZZs after an effective session of studying makes it ineffective.
• Talk through the topics you cover. Sometimes talking about a topic helps it register better in the mind. Make sure to talk through the difficult concepts, be it in language usage, reading, or math.
• Practice with practice tests! Practice tests are the best way to become accustomed to the format of the examination and thus feel more prepared on test day. Often text anxiety comes from unfamiliarity with the test format.

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