How do we choose the best time to test?

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.