Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

  • The Measures of Academic Progress Growth Test (MAP) is designed to measure students’ readiness for learning specific content and skills and academic growth over time.  Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) students in grades 2-8 take the MAP Reading and Math Growth tests three times each school year.  In some schools, kindergarten and first grade students also take MAP Growth, and beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, select high school students will take MAP Growth test in Algebra and Geometry. 

    LCPS has established testing windows in the fall, winter, and spring.  For more specific testing dates within the window, please contact your child’s school or teacher. 


    Testing window

    Makeup dates


    Sept 3 - 20

    Sept 23 - 27


    Nov 25 - Dec 13

    Dec 16 - 20


    Mar 9 - 27

    Mar 30 - Apr 3

    MAP results are used by teachers to assist students in setting growth goals, to differentiate instruction based on students' strengths/needs and to monitor students' progress toward their growth goals throughout the year.

    MAP results are used by building administrators to identify the knowledge and skill levels of students in a classroom or grade and to plan for professional development based on patterns in instructional strengths and needs.

    MAP results are used by central office staff to identify program strengths and needs and to assess the implementation and impact of LCPS initiatives.

    MAP results are NOT used for gifted identification or for course placement, aside from 6th grade math placement based on each 5th grader's winter MAP test score, in conjunction with other data.


    NWEA's Blog For Parents

  • How Can I Help My Child Prepare for the MAP Growth Test?

  • How Can I See and Understand My Child's MAP Report?

  • How Will My Child's Teacher Differentiate Instruction?

  • What Will My Child's Teacher Do With MAP Data?

  • MAP Testing Terminology

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Last Modified on October 2, 2019