Fall 2020: MCPS to Administer Virtual MAP Assessment for Grades K-12

Below are excerpts from the Montgomery County Public Schools’ news article ‘Administration of MAP Assessment for Grades K-12‘ (September 8, 2020).

Due to the emergency closure of school buildings last spring, the Maryland State Department of Education is requiring all local school districts to administer a fall diagnostic assessment in math and literacy to students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

The diagnostic assessment is designed to inform instruction, recovery and intervention and account for learning loss, as well as determine the present performance levels of students on math and literacy standards.

MCPS will administer the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment as the fall diagnostic.  We will be administering the virtual MAP assessment during September and early October. Schools will have flexibility in scheduling the specific days and times for administration. Your child’s school will inform you of the specific testing day(s)/time(s). At the secondary level, Wednesdays will likely be used as one of the options for MAP administration.The MAP assessment has been administered at both the elementary and middle school levels for the past several years. While the administration of MAP will be new at the high school level, many students will be familiar with taking it when they were in middle school.