We recommend that you choose the grade level for which you would like percentile rankings. For many families this is the grade level the child would be in their local public school, based on their birthdate. MAP Growth adapts to the student’s performance as they test independent of their grade level, so selecting a grade level is not an effective way to set the level of the test. If your child is working well at grade level, please see our guidelines for above-level testing.
Students may test with us up to three times a year: once each in fall (August 15–November 30), winter (December 1–February 28), and spring (March 1–June 15). We encourage families to balance testing with the rest of their homeschool schedule and test as often as they find helpful.
Our children attend a private school or public school that does not offer MAP Growth; can we test with you?
No, we are only able to test homeschooled students.
Please choose dates where your schedule will allow you to make testing a priority. MAP Growth testing usually takes 40–60 minutes per day for two or three days, but because it is an untimed test with unlimited breaks, some kids need significantly more time than that. If you need to pause a test to run an errand or take a break for lunch, that’s not a problem. We do encourage you to only schedule activities that you are comfortable missing on testing days.
Select a testing time when your child is at their best. For younger kids, this is frequently first thing in the morning. Older kids and teens often prefer to start a bit later in the day. We do not offer evening testing times, as we find kids frequently struggle with MAP Growth if it’s taken too late in the day. We do not recommend scheduling challenging academic work on MAP Growth testing days.
If you would like for all your kids to test on the same days, but not at the same time, we can accommodate you. Register all your kids for an appointment beginning at the time when you would like your first child to start testing. When each child is done, call your proctor and they will help the next child log in and begin testing. Please sign up for an early enough appointment for all children to have completed testing by 7:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Central/5:00 p.m. Mountain/4:00 p.m. Pacific/3:00 p.m. Alaska/2:00 p.m. Hawaii. We recommend allowing 90 minutes per child to accommodate breaks and avoid any unnecessary time-related stress.