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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. 


MAP 9th Grade Practice Question- Geometry/Measurement 

Based on the images' given data, what is the perimeter of Triangle a (on the left)?

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MAP 10th Grade Practice Question- Algebraic Concepts



Which of the following coordinates represents the solution to the system of equations?

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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)?​

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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?

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MAP 9th Grade Practice Question- Literature

Read the following passage from Mark Twain’s  Tom Sawyer, and answer the relevant question on the right:

Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long-handled brush. He surveyed the fence, and all gladness left him and a deep melancholy settled down upon his spirit. Thirty yards of board fence nine feet high. Life to him seemed hollow, and existence but a burden. Sighing, he dipped his brush and passed it along the topmost plank; repeated the operation; did it again; compared the insignificant whitewashed streak with the far-reaching continent of unwhitewashed fence, and sat down on a tree-box discouraged. Jim came skipping out at the gate with a tin pail, and singing Buffalo Gals. Bringing water from the town pump had always been hateful work in Tom’s eyes, before, but now it did not strike him so. He remembered that there was company at the pump. […]

He took up his brush and went tranquilly to work. Ben Rogers hove in sight presently—the very boy, of all boys, whose ridicule he had been dreading. Ben’s gait was the hop-skip-and-jump—proof enough that his heart was light and his anticipations high. He was eating an apple, and giving a long, melodious whoop, at intervals, followed by a deep-toned ding-dong-dong, ding-dong-dong, for he was personating a steamboat. […]

[Ben said,] “Hello, old chap, you got to work, hey?”

Tom wheeled suddenly and said:

“Why, it’s you, Ben! I warn’t noticing.”

“Say—I’m going in a-swimming, I am. Don’t you wish you could? But of course you’d druther work—wouldn’t you? Course you would!”

Which of the following is a plot point that is advanced by dialogue in the passage?

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MAP 10th - 11th Grade Practice Question- Informational Texts

Read the passage and answer the question:

How often do we see everyday objects around us and ask ourselves who invented them? One such invention is the flat-bottomed paper bag, which people nowadays take for granted, but in the 1860s it was completely unheard of.
Margaret Eloise Knight was born in Maine in 1838. Her family moved to New Hampshire after her father's death, and Margaret and her siblings had to leave school at a young age to work at a cotton mill. When she was twelve years old, Knight witnessed an accident at the mill in which a worker was injured by one of the machines. A few weeks later she had developed a safety device for those machines, which was adopted by mills around the city.
Knight moved to Massachusetts in 1867 and began to work for the Columbia Paper Bag Company. The following year she invented and built a machine that was able to fold and glue paper to make flat-bottomed paper bags. The design of the machine was stolen from her by a man who was present when her machine was being built, and he patented the device as his own. This meant that Knight would not receive royalties from her invention. She filed a lawsuit against him and won, making her the first woman to be awarded a U.S. patent. She later established the Eastern Paper Bag Co. and went on to hold 86 more patents, including lid removing pliers, a window frame and sash, and several devices related to rotary engines.
Knight never married, and died in 1914. She was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2006, and several of her inventions, especially the paper bag, are still in wide use around the world today.

What type of text is this passage considered?

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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?

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MAP 12th Grade Practice Question- Word Meanings

Read the following two sentences and determine the definition of the underlined word that appears in both of them:

The man had grown very reclusive in his old age, leaving his house only to get the paper in the morning.

George was so used to his reclusive behavior over the last five years that he found it odd and even difficult to talk to people at the party.

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Language Usage 

MAP 9th Grade Practice Question-Mechanics

Read the following sentence and choose the correct spelling for each word in the brackets:

The movie was [incredable/incredible] and it had a very [sensable/sensible] morale.

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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?

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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.

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MAP 12th Grade Practice Question- Writing Process

Which of the following statements are correct? There may be more than one correct answer.

There may be multiple correct answers.

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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. 

MAP Reading for 9th-12th Grade 

  • 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. 


MAP Preparation 

You can only gain from preparing for the MAP test. If you or your child is taking the test as an entrance exam, you should certainly prepare, as this will significantly increase your chances of being accepted to your school of choice. When taking the test regularly in school, or even for placement within a program, you can still only benefit from preparing, as it will give you the proper tools to more accurately represent just how smart you are. This is, in part, because you will be less likely to stumble over careless mistakes, and your incorrect answers will more likely reflect the things you genuinely don’t know as opposed to a lack of understanding of the test and its style of questioning. Additionally, properly preparing for the MAP can actually help you progress in your academic growth such that your higher scores would reflect your newly advanced level. Proper MAP prep can improve your understanding of materials you learned in school and help you acquire new knowledge and skills that will accelerate your education, ultimately affording you greater academic opportunities in your future. 


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.  



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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