Eighth-Grade MAP Testing

Hughes Academy’s eighth graders are getting ready for MAP Testing at the beginning of March. MAP Testing stands for Measures of Academic Progress, which means it creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level. Students take this test because they want to get into a good class in the future and have a good education. Alston Lucas, eighth grade student, says that “even though I’m not looking forward to it, I hope to get a good grade.”

Students take the test in their homeroom class on the class set of laptops or computers. Hughes Academy begins MAP Testing on March 2 and ends on March 3. Reading the questions carefully, all the students try their hardest to pick the correct answer. Each student gets two hours in the morning to take their test. If they are not done with the test in the amount of time given, they have to go to the library to finish. After they are done with the test they will return to their current class.

The reading test will be on Wednesday, March 2. The reading test helps you get into future English classes. During the test, you will read passages and answer the questions that follow the passage. When you are done with the test, the teacher will get the test score. The information from your test scores help your teacher make recommendations for future classes in high school.

The math portion of the test will be on Thursday, March 3. The math test helps you get into to high school or college course math classes. The test will usually have questions that will have to work out on a piece of paper. After the test, there will be a number at the top and that is the number your teacher will want. Sharon Merck, eighth grade math teacher, says that “MAP testing is important to judge if a student is progressing and learning anything.”

Posted: 2/29/2016 | Author: Miller P.