of Academic Progress (MAP) is a series of tests that measure students'
general knowledge in reading and math through a state-aligned
computerized test. MAP tests are adaptive tests that assess the
instructional level and growth of each student. MAP testing helps
teachers identify areas that may be more challenging for students and,
if necessary, adjust instructional strategies to improve student's
This test is administered to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in the Fall, but Winter and Spring MAP testing is optional.
state tests helps measure student progress toward Minnesota's academic
standards. Most students take the MCA, but students who receive special
education services and meet eligibility criteria may take the the MTAS.
These tests are administered in Trimester 3.