Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

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The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) testing for students in all Francis Howell schools will take place during the month of April and/or May.  MAP tests are mandated by the state and are intended to help determine what a child knows and is able to do according to the expectations for his or her grade level. Scores on the MAP tests are also used to determine how schools are performing according to state and federal guidelines.

What is the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)?     

The MAP is a series of tests that measures a child’s performance in school. It is mandated by the state to identify the knowledge, skills and competencies that Missouri students should acquire by the time they graduate. You can read more about the test format, grade-level expectations and how to interpret your child’s scores and achievement levels on the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Assessment web page.

Why is the MAP important?     

It is a way to finding out it children are learning what they need to learn.  The test will show what your child knows and is able to do according to the expectations for his or her grade level.

What can I do to help my child succeed on these tests?

1.     Attend: Make sure your child is in school on the testing dates.

2.     Rest: Have your child get a good night’s sleep.

3.     Nutrition: Give your child a healthy breakfast to start the day.