MAP Science measures two critical areas:
- General Science covers specific science concepts within the three major domains of science: Life sciences, earth and space sciences, and physical sciences.
- Concepts and Processes measures a student's performance in both the processes used in science and the major themes underlying the science disciplines.
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
- Fast accurate reporting-within 24 hours for teachers and 72 hours for building results-facilitates informed decision making at every level.
- MAP for Science is built on two different scales-and generating two scores- to provide detailed data about both areas covered in the assessment.
- Goal-area scores help you further refine your understanding of student learning and individualize instruction.