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What Is the MAP Growth for Kindergarten & 1st Grade?

The MAP test that is administered to Kindergarteners and 1st Graders is a specialized version of the test designed to assess the academic growth of 5–7-year-old children in math and reading. This version of the test is referred to as MAP K-2, as it is also taken by 2nd graders whose reading skills have yet to be sufficiently developed. The test is normally administered three times a year, or as an entrance exam to certain institutions. As many children in this age group are not fully comfortable reading on their own yet, all of the questions (and applicable answer choices) are accessible in audio format, and there is extensive use of pictures throughout the exam. The NWEA MAP Growth functions on an adaptive algorithm, such that the level of the question the student will be presented with depends on their success with the previous questions. The better the students perform throughout the test, the higher the level of questions they will need to answer, and vice versa.

It is important to note that the MAP Growth does not have a general time limit, so students can work at their own pace throughout the test. Similarly, you should not be concerned about the time it takes your child to complete the tests in our pack.

The MAP for Kindergarten and 1st grade is comprised of the following sections:

  • Reading-43 questions
  • Math-43 questions

Preparing for the MAP Growth will give your child a better understanding of the test and most likely increase their scores significantly. With our comprehensive and authentically representative MAP K-1 pack, your child will be fully prepared for test day.


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