Are the MAP scores even a decent measure of what you are looking for? I completely disregard tests like the PSSAs and MAP as really telling us anything about the child. I think they are mostly used to monitor and judge the schools, right? In fact I find them so useless I have been opting my kids (both identified as gifted) out of them as they do not seem to have any affect on kids' placements and all my sons' schools do is waste time prepping for these tests and giving them. For example, you do know that the the first of the three MAP tests that are given in a year are "practice" right? They are test preps.

I just think you may be looking at the wrong 'tool' in trying to make this assessment. Although having said that I am not sure what you should do to figure out if your child is being challenged sufficiently.


Edited by Irena (01/24/20 11:03 AM)