Early Assessments for Reading and Math

MAP® for Primary Grades are diagnostic and computerized adaptive assessments in reading and mathematics, specifically tailored to the needs of early learners.

MAP for Primary Grades

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MAP for Primary Grades assessments combine diagnostic tests and survey assessments to give you insight into your K-2 students' knowledge of core math and reading. Using these tests, teachers can:

  • Assess achievement levels of early learners so they can spend more time teaching and less time administering individual diagnostic tests.
  • Provide rich information to begin guiding a student's academic career thereby increasing the chances for early academic success.
  • Identify the needs of all primary students and inform individualized instruction.
  • Encourage student participation with engaging test items.

The system includes:

  • Early Literacy and Numeracy, which provide a quick reference for gauging student readiness for reading and mathematics instruction.
  • Skills Checklists, which provide teachers with a way to continually assess student's achievement relative to the skills of phonological awareness, phonics, number sense, and computation.
  • Survey with Goals in Reading and Mathematics, which produce immediate overall scores, as well as scores within each goal area.

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MAP for Primary Grades tests are designed with young students in mind. For example, audio instructions allow non-readers to understand the test items, and a simplified interface lets students simply click a mouse to perform actions.

The different components include:

Screening Tests

  • Measure the foundational skills of letter and number understanding.
  • Include a reading test that covers letter recognition, sounds, and concepts of print.
  • Include a mathematics test that covers concepts of numbers.

Checklist Tests

  • Allow the teacher to select specific Skills Checklist tests based on the desired content focus and sequence.
  • Include reading tests, which cover phonological awareness, phonics and upper and lower case letter recognition.
  • Include mathematics tests, which cover number sense and computation.

Survey with Goals Tests

  • Provide both an overall RIT score and goal score ranges to aid in the identification of a student's instructional levels.
  • Measure academic growth as early as pre-kindergarten.
  • Include reading tests, which cover phonological awareness, phonics, concepts of print and vocabulary, word structure, comprehension, and writing.
  • Include mathematics tests, which cover problem solving, number sense, computation, measurement and geometry, statistics, probability, and algebra.

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