Text by Philipp
MAP testing is done on computers. Each test has multiple choice questions with four or five options for answers. In the Reading MAP test there were 42 questions, while in the Math and Language Usage tests there were 52 questions. When asked why our scores improved, Aziza, a fifth grade student responded, “Well, because since we did it in the beginning of the year we didn’t learn much because it was the beginning of the year and we improved since the two MAP tests.” Students did do a lot of writing, reading, and math, so it is obvious that there would be good progress. The youngest children in our school doing MAP testing are the kindergarten children. The 5YO teacher, Ms. Gartner, explained how younger students do MAP testing. “We listen to the question and it is multiple choice. In our math test there are pictures, at the end a dog barks then we know that we are finished. “Of course some questions are hard and some easier. That is the same always. “Because of a certain reasons that I cannot explain I would think I had done well, I was nervous at first, but as I walked in weight lifted off my shoulders.” This is how Thomas a fifth grade boy felt about MAP testing.
The teacher that is in charge of MAP testing is Mr. Noll. He tells us the instructions and answers questions if we have any. Everyone felt differently about the test. Another fifth grade boy called Anton said, “I feel like I want to do really good. There were easy questions and I feel like that was very easy for me. And after that I like I thought I finished it and I feel relieved.” When asked why he thinks that MAP testing is formatted they way they are, Tom, another fifth grade boy, replied, ”I think it’s formatted like this because many students around the world have to do it so they do half of it and because they have three different tests.” Now finally MAP testing is over, until next year.