What Is a Good MAP Test Score?

A good Measure of Academic Progress score for a typical student ranges from the mid-100s in kindergarten to the high 200s in reading, math and science by their final high school years. Steady advancement across this range demonstrates improvement in academic progress and instructional level.

MAP scores range from 95 to 300 and are not specific to age or grade level. These standardized tests most often serve as an aid to teachers, enabling them to quantitatively measure in a year-over-year manner what students have learned in specific subject areas. This helps inform teachers if students are ready for the previously planned curriculum or whether there need to be adaptations to fit students’ current academic levels.

A good score on MAP testing depends on three criteria. A specific chart is developed to determine the rating of a score on MAP testing based on the location where the test was administered and the grade level of the student that took the examination. In addition, the year the test is administered also plays some role in determining the strength of a MAP score.