Knox County students will once again be taking the M.A.P., or Measures of Academic Progress, assessment this school year.
We give students MAP tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year. All students will be taking the reading and math portion of the MAP assessment this year and some grade levels will also take the science and language usage assessments as well. Students are tested grades K-8 throughout the district, grades 9-11 at Lynn Camp High, and grade 9 at Knox Central.
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude
toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth.
Parents/guardians will be receiving detailed reports from MAP testing. A child’s testing report is designed to provide parents/guardians with an overall picture of the child’s performance in the areas assessed. As a student continues through school, the MAP reports will show progress over time.
The first series of MAP tests are scheduled to begin September 2 and continue for three weeks. Please note that your child will not test every day in the testing window, rather, this allows our schools flexibility to decide on which dates they choose to administer MAP testing.
Just like any assessment, we encourage your child to be in attendance daily and come prepared for test taking. Attendance is vital to your child’s preparation for MAP testing and overall success in school. We ask that you please schedule doctors appointments and other preventable
absences for after school hours or on non-school days.
If you have questions about the MAP assessment please contact your child’s school.