Measuring Science Skills

The Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) for Science test measures student understanding of science skills, ideas, and abilities on a single test.

MAP for Science

MAP for Science covers specific science concepts within the three major domains of science: Life sciences, earth and space sciences, and physical sciences.

Test items for MAP for Science are helpful for assessing students up to and including 10th grade, prior to more specialized science curriculum in upper high school. MAP for Science is aligned to state standards, and to the two national standards established:

  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science Benchmarks for Science Literacy
  • The National Research Council's National Science Education Standards

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  • Goal-area scores help you further refine your understanding of student learning and individualize instruction.