There’s no reason to be nervous about Missouri state testing when you have the right MAP test practice under your belt. Today, with the proliferation of online assessments, it’s more important than ever that your students get the practice they need to be ready for the MAP test.
What is that practice exactly?
Short answer: Virtual MAP practice tests.
For the long answer, keep reading to find out everything you need to know about MAP tests, MAP test practice, and the best way to prepare your students.
What is MAP?
The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) is an annual assessment program covering subjects in grades 3 through 12. The summative and end-of-course assessments test student learning against Missouri’s Learning Standards (MLS) in order to identify individual strengths and weaknesses, while also measuring education quality across the state.
MAP tests cover the following subjects and grade levels:
- English language arts (grades 3–8)
- Mathematics (grades 3–8)
- Science (grades 5 and 8)
- End-of-course exams
- Required: Algebra I, Biology, English II, and Government.
- Optional: Algebra II, American History, English I, Geometry, Personal Finance, and Physical Science.
Missouri high school students who completed the Algebra I EOC exam before entering high school must take the Algebra II EOC exam as their high school mathematics assessment. All MAP assessments are administered online unless a student’s IEP or 504 plan requires a special accommodation.
Missouri students with significant cognitive disabilities may take the Missouri Assessment Program-Alternate Assessment (MAP-A) instead of the standard MAP assessment if they qualify. MAP-A uses the Dynamic Learning Map (DLM), with English language arts and mathematics assessments integrated into instruction throughout the school year and a year-end assessment administered for science. MAP-A assesses students in the same subjects and grade levels as the standard MAP assessments, with high school testing limited to ELA, math, and science for qualifying grade 11 students.
Missouri also administers the ACCESS for ELLs to all English learners in grades K through 12. The Kindergarten ACCESS is paper-based; grades 1 through 12 take the online assessment, with grades 1 through 3 taking the writing portion in a paper booklet. English language learners with severe cognitive disabilities who qualify for the MAP-A assessment take the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs. Both tests measure English language proficiency.
2021-2022 testing windows for MAP tests and other Missouri assessments are as follows:
- MAP (grades 3–8, all subjects): April 4–May, 27, 2022
- EOC spring summative (all subjects): March 7–May 27, 2022. Fall and summer windows are also available for EOC exams.
- Fall: September 13–December 17, 2021
- Spring: February 7–May 20, 2022
- ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs: January 10–March 4, 2022
Why Virtual Practice Tests Are the Best MAP Test Practice
As computer-based assessments, MAP tests go beyond old-fashioned multiple choice with technology-enhanced questions. Utilizing special digital features like drag-and-drop, dropdown, graph building, and table filling, these virtual tests require students to engage their knowledge of the test subject along with their digital know-how and problem-solving skills for a deeper assessment of their learning.
The best way to prepare? Virtual MAP test practice.
With virtual MAP test practice, your students will hone the skills they need to navigate through the test, nimbly answering questions and demonstrating their thought process along the way. They’ll learn the ins and outs of digital testing, get a sense of the types of questions they’ll encounter on the real MAP tests, and practice solving problems and reasoning through answers on the screen.
For an added bonus, have your students practice for MAP tests on the same device they’ll use on test day. Testing technology can look different on a tablet versus a laptop or a desktop computer, so practicing on the same device will ensure that your students aren’t caught off-guard by the real test. They’ll know exactly what to expect and how to properly interact with the elements on screen without mishaps.
Along with building your students’ virtual testing skills, MAP test practice will help them build confidence that they’ll carry into test day. Those test-taking butterflies will be replaced with an excitement to show off everything they’ve learned, thanks to their favorite teacher.
Edulastic Can Help with MAP Test Practice
To make MAP test practice as easy as possible, Edulastic has already uploaded MAP test content to our Edulastic Public Library. Sign up for a free account, and you’ll be ready to welcome your students into game-changing practice sessions that will leave them with the skills and confidence to ace the test — no sweat!
Think of the practice sessions as your students “map” to the real MAP tests. Navigating digital tests has never been so easy.
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MAP Practice tests
Geometry EOC Practice Forms
36 questions | MAPAssign
Biology EOC Practice Forms
Physical Science EOC Practice Forms
36 questions | MAPAssign
Algebra II EOC Practice Forms
34 questions | MAPAssign
Algebra I EOC Practice Forms
Missouri American Government EOC Practice Test
19 questions | MAPAssign
Missouri American History EOC Practice Test
20 questions | MAPAssign
2017-18 Grade 8 English Language Arts Practice
28 questions | MAPAssign
2017-18 Grade 7 English Language Arts Practice
2017-18 Grade 5 Science Practice
41 questions | MAPAssign
2017-18 Grade 7 Mathematics Practice
51 questions | MAPAssign
2017-18 Grade 6 Mathematics Practice
49 questions | MAPAssign
2017-18 Grade 5 Mathematics Practice
2017-18 Grade 4 Mathematics Practice
2017-18 Grade 6 English Language Arts Practice
2017-18 Grade 3 Mathematics Practice
2017-18 Grade 5 English Language Arts Practice
2017-18 Grade 8 Mathematics Practice
52 questions | MAPAssign
2017-18 Grade 4 English Language Arts Practice
27 questions | MAPAssign
2017-18 Grade 3 English Language Arts Practice