## About the MAP Growth for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade

The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth is a series of tests produced by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) designed to assess students’ academic progress from kindergarten through 12th grade according to Common Core* educational standards. High school students will begin with questions designed for their general grade level and progress or retreat to a specific skill level based on their answers; the test applies an adaptive algorithm designed to pinpoint their level of knowledge and ability and determine their score accordingly.

The MAP helps the students, parents, and teachers keep track of their areas of strength and weakness in order to facilitate optimal learning conditions for the class as well as the individual.

The MAP Growth offers tests for four subjects: math, reading, language usage, and science. Each test has between 40-43 questions with no time limits. Most schools using the MAP choose to administer the math, reading, and language usage tests three times a year in order to map the students’ growth from the beginning to the end of the terms.

Some schools include the science test as well, while some might omit the language usage test. Numerous programs have found a different use for the MAP Growth as an entrance exam to screen their applicants. If this is the case for you, it is still the exact same test, and everything you find on this page applies equally.

*The Common Core is a system of educational standards widely accepted across most schools in the US.

## Free 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade MAP Sample Questions

The following are sample questions for the math, reading, and language usage tests, taken from our MAP 9-12 PrepPack. We have divided the questions across the various subjects and approximate grade levels, though a high schooler of any age could receive questions resembling any of these examples on the test.

## Math

 MAP 9th Grade Practice Question- Geometry/Measurement Based on the images' given data, what is the perimeter of Triangle a (on the left)? 32 34 35 36 Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (B). The key to solving this question is to recognize that the two triangles are congruent. Triangles are congruent when they have the same three sides and angles. To determine if the two triangles in this question are congruent, use AAS (angle, angle, side): If two triangles have two pairs of equal angles and one pair of equal sides, they are congruent. Notice: angles in a triangle add up to 180°, so if two pairs of angles are equal, the third pair must be equal as well. As you can see from the image, the triangles have two pairs of equal angles:∠BAC = ∠EDF = 59° and ∠ABC = ∠DEF = 86°Additionally, they have a pair of equal sides (AB = DE = 8). Hence, given AAS, you can conclude that the two triangles (a and b) are congruent. Since you know that the two triangles are congruent, you can find the missing side of Triangle a (AC), which is equal to the side DF of Triangle b:DF = 14 and DF = AC → AC = 14              Now that you have all the triangle's sides, you can sum them and find the perimeter:8 + 12 + 14 = 20 + 14 = 34 → (B) is the correct answer.
 MAP 10th Grade Practice Question- Algebraic Concepts X+3Y=6 2X+Y=7 Which of the following coordinates represents the solution to the system of equations? (3, 1) (1, 3) (2, 3) (0, 2) Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (A). Focus on the first equation (\(x+3y=6\)) and isolate the variable x:X + 3Y = 6 -----> X = 6 - 3Y Next, place the above value of x in the second equation, solve it and find the numerical value of y:2X + Y = 7 ------> 2 (6 - 3Y) + Y = 7 ------> 12 - 6Y + Y = 7 -------> 12 - 5Y = 7 ------> 5 = 5Y ------> Y = 1 Now, replace the value of y that you found in the first equation (preferably after the isolation of x, but can also be the original format), and find the numerical value of x:X = 6 - 3Y ------> X = 3 (X,Y) = (3,1) Answer (B) is incorrect because it represents (x, y) = (1, 3), meaning x = 1 and y = 3. In the notation for coordinates, the value of x always comes first in the parentheses. Another way to solve this equation system is to multiply the first equation by two and subtract the second equation. This answer leaves you with a one-variable equation that is easier to solve. Once finding the value of y, you can place it in the other equation and find the value of x. Tip: You can also solve the question with trial and error. Replace the answer choices with the equations' variables; only the correct answer will keep both sides of both equations equal. This can save time and avoid calculation mistakes.
 MAP 11th Grade Practice Question- Computation and Operations George sells cars for a monthly wage of 2,000 dollars, plus a 1% commission on his total sales. He also needs to pay a 15% income tax on his total wage.Which equation represents George's monthly income after taxes (I), and based on his sales (s)?​ I=0.85(2000+0.1s) I=0.85(2000+0.01s) I=2000+0.01s-0.15×2000 I=2000+0.01-0.15(2000+0.01) Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (B). First, George's commission on his total sales is 1%. Percentages are parts out of a hundred, meaning that one percent is one out of a hundred: 1% =1/100=0.01 If George earns a monthly wage of 2,000 dollars, plus 1% of his total sales, it means that before the tax reduction, he earns 2000 + 0.01s. George pays a 15% tax on his total wage (Note: 15% = 0.15). He needs to reduce 15 out of 100 percent of his total wage (which is 2000 + 0.01s) and is left with 85% (100  - 15 = 85), which is 0.85. His monthly income after tax is therefore 0.85(2000 + 0.01s). The correct answer is (B) because it represents this exact equation. Answer (A) would have been correct if George's commission on his sales was 10% 10%=10/100=0.1. Answer (C) is incorrect because the 15% reduction excludes the tax on George's commission. Answer (D) is incorrect because the s(sales) component is missing.
 MAP 12th Grade Practice Question- Statistics and Probability Inside a box are ten balls of different colors: three yellow, five green, and two red. Three balls are chosen randomly from the box without replacement. What is the probability that none of them is yellow? 7÷24 7÷10 343÷1000 14÷72 Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (A). To solve this question, start by finding the probability that one non-yellow ball is chosen. Then find the probability that a second non-yellow ball chosen from the remaining, and finally the same with a third ball (Note that there is no replacement- a ball that has been chosen is not returning to the box and cannot be chosen again). Since there is a total of 10 balls in the box (3 yellow + 5 green + 2 red = 10) and three yellow balls, the probability to randomly choose a ball that is not yellow is: 7÷10 (number of non-yellow balls ÷ total number of balls) After one (non-yellow) ball is chosen, the box still has 9 balls, 3 of which are yellow. The probability of choosing another ball that is not yellow is: 6÷9=2÷3 After two non-yellow balls are chosen, the box still has 8 balls, 3 of which are yellow. The probability of choosing another ball that is not yellow is: 5÷8 Finally, multiply all the probabilities you have found together to discover the probability that none of the chosen balls from the box is yellow: (7÷10)x(2÷3)x(5÷8)=(7x2x5)÷(10x3x8)=70÷240=7÷24 →Therefore, (A) is the correct answer.

 MAP 10th - 11th Grade Practice Question- Informational Texts The Walt Disney Company is known for dominating the entertainment industry in the past and present from its classic hits to its modern expansions. It may therefore be hard to believe that the juggernaut of animation that we all know and love almost closed down its animation division entirely, not so long ago. Disney had become very unpopular in the 1980s and the company struggled to produce films that measured up to a fraction of the glory that their predecessors held. That is why the movies that it produced between 1989 and 1999 became known as the Disney Renaissance; as the word renaissance implies, these movies literally rebirthed Disney animation. What is the connotation of the word “Juggernaut” as it is used in the opening paragraph of the passage? A massive force that crushes anything in its path. An enormous entity in size and influence that surpasses all competition. An unstoppable movement that smothers other movements financially. A very successful organization that always leaves its audiences satisfied. Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is B. “Juggernaut” is a word that has meant different things in its history and has different connotations in different contexts even nowadays. In American English, it is generally used to refer to something immensely powerful that crushes whatever is in its way, literally or figuratively. It can have a negative or positive connotation, and its definition can be applied loosely. In this passage, it is clearly a positive connotation. The implication seems to be that Disney is big and powerful, likely in size and influence based on what is known about the organization. It would not fit the context to imply that Disney crushes anything physically, so it is likely referring to the fact that Disney surpasses its competition in popularity and influence. Even though this answer choice uses the definition very loosely, it is clearly the correct usage based on the context.Option A is incorrect because the author does not mean to imply that Disney is crushing anything.Option C is incorrect because the context does not suggest that Disney is smothering anybody financially.Option D is incorrect because this is not a connotation of the word “juggernaut.” The connotation must be pointing to Disney’s size and/or power, not the fact that it does its job well and satisfies audiences.

## Language Usage

 MAP 10th Grade Practice Question- Parts of Speech Some members of my extended family were selected to speak at the party, including ________. Which of the following options completes the sentence properly? me and my mom my mom and me I and my mom my mom and I Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is B. “my mom and me.”“I” is always used as a subject, and “me” is always used as an object. Whenever there are nouns in relation to a verb, the subject is the noun that does the verb, and the object is the noun that the verb is done to. In this sentence, the ones that did the selecting (even though they are not mentioned) would be the subject, and the ones that were selected are the object. The narrator and his mother were selected, so the word “me” is used, not “I.” When referring to one’s own self along with another, whether as the subject or the object (“I” or “me”), the other is always listed first. These two factors leave us with B as the only option.

 MAP 11th Grade Practice Question- Usage It would be nice of you to clean after yourself once in a while, Daryl, you always leave your room a total mess. Which of the following is true about the sentence on the left? There may be multiple correct answers. It has at least one subordinate clause It has at least one independent clause It is a run-on sentence It is a sentence fragment It is an imperative sentence Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answers are B and C. Option B is correct as the sentence is comprised of two independent clauses. The clause up until the second comma (It would be nice of you to clean after yourself once in a while, Daryl) and the clause after the second comma (you always leave your room a total mess) can each stand alone as complete sentences. Option C is correct. Since the clauses are independent and there is no conjunction or semicolon that is connecting them properly into two parts of the same sentence (only a comma, which is not good enough to connect complete thoughts), the result is a run-on sentence. A run-on sentence is defined as two independent clauses, or complete thoughts, that are improperly joined together in a single sentence. Option A is incorrect as both clauses are independent. A subordinate clause is one that cannot stand alone as a sentence, and both of the clauses in this sentence can stand alone. Option D is incorrect because the sentence does not contain any incomplete thoughts at all. A sentence fragment is essentially an incomplete sentence; it is a thought intended to be a sentence but missing at least one component required to make it a sentence. This sentence is composed of two complete thoughts, so it is certainly not a fragment. Option E is incorrect as the sentence is not instructing anything to be done, only stating information. An imperative sentence is one that instructs, such as, “Clean your room, Daryl.”

The following are outlines of each of the popular MAP Growth tests, math, reading, and language usage, detailing the subjects they cover and the knowledge and skills they aim to test:

### MAP Math for 9th-12th Grade

• Algebraic Concepts: Solving for numeric value of letters in functions, expressions, equations, inequalities, mixed operations, and more.
• Computation and Operations: Individual and mixed operations with fractions, decimals, multi-digit whole numbers, negative numbers, exponents, and more.
• Data and Probability: Understanding data from graphs, charts, etc. and how to analyze it and draw conclusions from it, as well as determining probability.
• Geometry: Properties of and calculations for lines, angles, and shapes, three dimensional figures, coordinates and transformations, and applying basic trigonometry.
• Measurement: length, perimeter and circumference, area, capacity, volume, weight and mass, temperature, time, money, and unit conversion.
• Number Sense: Place value, estimation and rounding, proportions and ratios, equivalency.

• Informational Texts: Understanding the content and main ideas in informational texts, locating information and drawing conclusions from it; analyzing elements such as persuasion, bias, cause and effect, fact and opinion, sequence, directions, and more.
Identifying and analyzing the purpose and structure of informational texts; includes interpreting the mood, tone, point of view, argument, and others, as well as classifying the text.
• Literature: Reading and understanding literary texts, identifying details and main ideas, locating information and drawing conclusions from it, analyzing elements such as setting, plot, characters, and moral.
Identifying and classifying the purpose and structure of literary texts; includes identifying and analyzing the use and effect of various literary devices, such as figurative language, descriptive language, plot devices, poetic elements, dramatic elements, and rhetorical techniques.
• Word Meaning: Classifying and identifying word and phrase meanings and uses based on vocabulary knowledge, roots and affixes, context, presented sources, and more.

### MAP Language Usage for 9th-12th Grade

• Mechanics: The technical aspects of the English language; includes the proper use of capital letters—such as in proper nouns and titles, punctuation—such as commas, semicolons, apostrophes, and others, and spelling.
• Parts of Speech: Knowing how to recognize, use, and differentiate between each of the different types of words, such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, and others; includes identifying and understanding different categories within the parts of speech, such as personal pronouns or conjunctive adverbs, as well as the different tenses of verbs and their agreement with nouns, and more.
• Usage: The rules and terms of sentence structure, or syntax—in other words, how to properly form sentences and break them down to their functional parts; includes classifying and differentiating between different types of sentences and sentence parts, as well as recognizing their proper usage.
• Writing Process: Knowing how to properly build bodies of writing; includes identifying and analyzing different genres, structures, rhetorical techniques, literary elements, and more.

## MAP Scores

Each question on the MAP test is designed to assess certain academic abilities measured over ranges of levels in a system called RIT, which stands for Rasch Unit. By answering a given question correctly, a student demonstrates that he or she has the ability tested in the question, and thereby suggests a readiness for questions of a similar level according to their RIT range. After the test presents the student with enough of these types of questions, it will be able to calculate which average level of RIT they will have a 50% chance of answering correctly, and that number will be their score.

All students receive a general score as well as one for each topic, and they also receive these scores in percentile form. The main percentile scores reflect the students’ performance in relation to others in the same grade and time of year, and an additional one compares them to others who scored similarly to them on the last test they took, thus keeping track of both their overall standing as well as their level of improvement.

Visit TestPrep-Online’s MAP scores page to find more information on MAP high school level Testing scores.

## Preparing with TestPrep-Online

Coming soon: A complete preparation package that will include quizzes for the math and reading tests categorized by approximate grade level (9, 10, 11, 12), full-length simulations for the math, reading, and language usage tests, answers and detailed explanations for each of the questions, and study guides with introductory quizzes for the math section. We will also offer a version of the pack that will include video lessons teaching the material tested in the language usage test.

## Tips for Acing the MAP Growth for High School Levels

Plan out deadlines and priorities.  Make a study plan and prioritize topics according to your strengths and weaknesses. Our PrepPack will have section-specific quizzes and practice tests, so you can easily focus on one skill at a time, if necessary.
Practice questions over and over again. This will help you get used to this type of test taking while at the same time familiarizing yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to answer questions on the MAP. Our PrepPack will include 266 original questions and explanations for each answer, giving you plenty to practice.
Read the explanations. Even if you got the question right, you can learn a lot from the explanations. They provide a foundational understanding of the topic that may help you with similar questions you might have otherwise missed, and they can show you easier ways of reaching the correct answer.
Take your time. The test is untimed, so no need to rush. Make sure you truly understood the question and didn’t overlook anything.

## FAQ

What is the average MAP score for 9th grade?
The average scores for the MAP Growth across the different subjects for 9th graders in 2020 ranged from 213—246. Scores that exceeded 245 on the math, 235 on the reading, and 230 on the language usage tests entered the 80th percentile, while scores under 220 for math and 215 for reading and language fell below the 40th percentile.
What is the average MAP score for 10th grade?
The average scores for the MAP Growth across the different subjects for 10th graders in 2020 ranged from 215—249. Scores that exceeded 250 on the math and 235 on the reading and language tests entered the 80th percentile, while scores under 225 for math and 215 for reading and language fell below the 40th percentile.
Is there a MAP test for 11th and 12th grade?
Yes, the MAP Growth is offered from kindergarten through 12th grade, and high schoolers can also take subject-specific math tests. The tests are less popular for this age group, however, as the students are entering the end of their high school tenure and focusing on college, and their future high school education is less relevant. The most popular tests for high school upper classmen are the MAP Growth math and reading tests.

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