The right early childhood assessment tool for your youngest students
Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) supports your efforts to maximize kindergarten – grade 2 student learning with MAP for Primary Grades (MPG). Like MAP, MPG creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level. You’ll have crucial early childhood assessment data—and essential information about what each of your students knows and is ready to learn—within 24 hours.
For our youngest students, MPG data help us more than any other tool with guiding group decisions. We have a wide variety of abilities in each class, yet our focus is on what each individual child needs. With MAP and MPG, we have a great deal of confidence in our decision making.
|ASSESSMENT TYPE||Computer adaptive interim assessment i the MPG assessment license also includes short computer-based skills checklists and screening assessments|
|GRADE RANGE||K – 2|
|STRUCTURE||Cross-grade iProviding measurement of students who perform on, above, and below grade level|
|SUBJECTS||Reading and mathematics|
|RECOMMENDED USE||3-4/year (with fall, winter, spring, and summer intervals)|
|TEST TIME||Untimed, but typical student completes in under 30 minutes / subject area|
|SCREENER USE||Recognized by NCRTI iNational Center on Response to Intervention as a universal screening tool|
|PAIRINGS||MAP computer adaptive interim assessment for grades 2– 12; Skills Navigator™; Children’s Progress Academic Assessment™ (CPAA™) computer adaptive skills Assessment for pre-K – 3 students|
|PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPTIONS||Initial training available online or onsite (can be combined with CPAA or Skills Pointer product training); ongoing learning available via onsite workshops or coaching|
Take the next step
Ensure your early learners maximize their potential
Inform instruction using valid, reliable—and real-time—data
Measure every student’s growth over time whether or not standards change
Engage students and families in goal-setting
Create and reinforce evidence-informed instructional practice
Evaluate programs and identify professional development needs
Compare and predict student achievement and growth over time via exclusive normative and growth information
Pair MPG and MAP for seamless measuring and monitoring of K – 12 student growth term-to-term and year-over-year, a feature no other interim assessment provides.
Discover add-ons that add value
In addition to an interim assessment in reading and mathematics (known as the MPG Survey with Goals), the MPG assessment package comes with two additional types of assessments that help teachers dig deeper into skill development in the early grades: MPG Screening Tests for pre-literacy and number skills, plus short MPG Skills Checklists, which are tests of single skills in phonics, phonological awareness, numeracy, and computation. To help keep students immersed in the assessment experience, all MPG assessments include audio instructions and engaging visuals.
Want to read more about the skills covered on each of the MPG assessment types—and how the types differ?
Choose from versions that cover national standards or Common Core standards.
Educators share what’s great about MAP growth data
For our featured educators, MAP growth data is a must-have in the classroom and beyond
Thank you to our interviewees: Daniel Fallon, Director of Accountability, Beaufort County (South Carolina) School District; Dr. Sarah McKenzie, Director of Assessment, Research & Accountability, Fayetteville Public Schools, Arkansas; Amy Mims, President, Atlantic Research Partners.
MPG success stories
Looking at our MPG assessment results, it’s pretty incredible to see what the students were able to do. I’ve been in urban education for ten years, but I’ve never seen anything like this. The growth was off the charts.
For the last three years, Worthington City Schools’ kindergartners have entered school performing below the national norm in mathematics. However, each spring they finished the grade performing well above the norm. Learn how Worthington City educators use MPG data to help them in the classroom and beyond.
How will you use MPG data?
Based on over 30 years of solid research, our computer adaptive interim assessments do more than create personalized test experiences for every student: they provide the most stable scale and data in the assessment industry. Educators around the globe trust MPG and our interactive MAP Learning Continuum to deliver instructional insights that help them accelerate student learning.
Personalize instruction in order to maximize every student’s academic growth
Track the achievement and growth of individual students and classrooms and help evaluate the success of your programs
Understand the progress of every student, classroom, and school in your district
Pre-K – 3 Adaptive Assessment
Set skill acquisition on the right path from day one
Amplify early learners’ success with CPAA, our adaptive skills assessment
Prekindergarten and early primary students aren’t just small versions of bigger kids—and Children’s Progress Academic Assessment™ (CPAA™) respects that by providing a personalized assessment experience that supports your youngest learners’ unique developmental needs. Designed by Columbia University and MIT researchers, our adaptive skills offers you a reliable way to create targeted instruction for every pre-K – 3 student.