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MAP Test Practice for 5th Grade

The MAP Test for 5th grade is typically the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth test for grades 2-5. Schools generally administer MAP three times per year:  fall (benchmark), winter (progress), and spring (academic growth for year). It evaluates what students know and what they are ready to learn and may be used as a qualifier for gifted programs.

The MAP test is computerized and includes four sections: reading, language, math, and science. However, schools may not administer all four sections. It’s also adaptive, which means when students answer questions correctly, they are given more challenging questions. Inversely, when students answer questions incorrectly, they are given less challenging questions. This means that if a student is advanced, the student may be given questions from the MAP question bank that are appropriate for grades 6 and above. If the student performs below the fifth grade level, then he or she will be given questions appropriate for grades below grade 5.

Contact your school for testing dates and which sections of the MAP tests will be administered.

MAP® Reading for Grade 5

The MAP Growth Reading sub-test for 5th graders assesses their skills in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing. While this 40-43-question test is untimed, it should take your child approximately 45-60 minutes to complete.

Reading & Literacy Skills: MAP Growth Reading Subtest for Grades 2-5

Skill TypeContent
Vocabulary Acquisition and UseRecognize Common Words
Use Context Clues to Determine Word Meaning
Understand & Use Academic and Content-Specific Words
Demonstrate Reading Strategies in both Informational and Literature TextsCite Evidence
Make Inferences & Draw Conclusions
Identify Elements of Plot in Literature (Theme; Characters: Traits & How They Change; Setting & How it Affects Plot)
Identify Main Idea & Key Details (Informational Text)
Identify Point of View in Text
Use Visual Elements to Enhance Understanding
Make Connections to Text (Self, World, Text)
Understand Language & CraftUnderstand Figurative Language (Metaphor, Simile, Idiom, etc.)
Understand & Identify Meaning, Tone & Mood
Text Structures in Literature (Stories, Dramas, Poems) & Informational Texts

MAP Reading Test Practice for 5th Grade

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What is the antonym of hostile?
A. barren
B. friendly
C. comfortable
D. fertile

Answer:  B

Read the following pair of passages:

Passage A

I was helping mom put the shopping in the trunk, but her phone rang. She walked to the wall to get a better signal, and I finished emptying the cart. I must have nudged it when I reached up to close the trunk. A car started up on the next level, so I didn’t realize for a few seconds what was happening. When I turned around, the cart was already hurtling down the ramp straight towards an oncoming car. I was convinced there would be a terrible crash and put my hands over my eyes.

Passage B

The boy, Josh Bradfield, was praised by police for his actions. He had been skateboarding in the multi-story parking garage when he saw a shopping cart rolling down the ramp, unattended. Moving at considerable speed, he was able to intercept the cart moments before it would have crashed into Mrs. Baker’s car. Mrs. Baker, 76, was said to be shocked but unhurt. Police stated that Josh’s timely intervention probably saved her life.

1)  What does Passage A suggest about the location of the cart as the narrator closes the trunk?
A. It is behind her.
B. It is near her mother.
C. It is at the head of the ramp.
E. It is between her and the car.

Answer:  A

2)  Where would Passage B most likely be found?
A. In a school essay
B. On a blog
C. In a news report
D. In a sports magazine

Answer:  C

MAP Math for Grade 5

The MAP Math Growth test for 5th graders assess a child’s skills in algebraic thinking; number and operations in base 10; fractions; measurement & data; and geometry. Like the other subtests, the math section is adaptive, so children will be given more or less challenging questions based on their performance. It contains approximately 50-53 questions, pulling questions from the MAP Growth Math grades 2-5 question bank. Although the test is untimed, it should take your child around 45-60 minutes to complete.

Below is a list of skills your child may encounter while taking their Math sub-test. However, it’s important to check your district and state standards, as the exact content on the test will be dependent on where your child goes to school.

Operations & Algebraic ThinkingUse Order of Operations to Solve Problems
Solve Numerical Expressions
Identify Number Patterns
Number & Operations in Base 10Recognize that a Number’s Place Determines if It is 10 times or 1/10 of a Number Next to It
Calculate Powers of 10
Read & Write Decimals in Numerical & Expanded Forms
Compare & Round Decimals
Multiply & Divide Whole Numbers
Add, Subtract, Multiply & Divide Decimals
Number & Operations: FractionsAdd & Subtract Fractions
Multiply & Divide Fractions
Calculate Rectangle Area in Fractional Lengths
Measurement and DataConvert Units in Customary & Metric Systems
Create & Interpret Line Plots
Calculating Volume by Counting & Multiplication
Calculating Volume of Composite Figures


Understand & Solve Problems on the Coordinate System
Identify Attributes of Shapes
Organize Shapes in a Hierarchy

 MAP Math Test Practice for 5th Grade

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Which symbol goes in the blank?
7 ounces ____ 1 pound
A. >
B. <
C. =
D. ≥

Answer:  B

What is the distance from the purple point from the blue point?

A. 5/6
B. 1/3
C. 1/4
D. 1/2

Answer:  D

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

Ninety-nine is three times a number minus one
A. 99 = 3x – 1
B. 99 = 3 + x – 1
C. 99 = 3x + 1
D. 99 = 1 – 3x

Answer:  A

MAP Language for Grade 5

The MAP Growth Language Usage test is for students in 2nd through 12th grades and covers topics such as grammar (like parts of speech), mechanics (like punctuation and capitalization); usage (like using proper verb tenses), and the writing process. This adaptive test contains approximately 50-53 questions and is untimed like the other sections of the test. However, it should take your child about 45-60 minutes to complete.

Check out the table below for possible skills and content your child may see on the test! It is important to always check with your child’s school, because state and district standards vary depending on where your child goes to school.

Understand and Edit for Grammar and Language UsageNouns, Pronouns, Verbs & Subject-Verb Agreement
Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions, Interjections & Prepositions
Frequently Confused & Multiple-Meaning Words
Idioms, Adages & Proverbs
Word Relationships
Understand and Edit for MechanicsCapitalization, Punctuation & Spelling
Complete Sentences, Fragments & Run-Ons
Understand Purpose for Writing and Writing ProcessWrite to Inform, Persuade (Argument) & Entertain (Narratives)
Consult Reference Materials & Conduct Research
Plan/Brainstorm for Writing
Write Draft & Organize Writing with Appropriate Formatting & Text Features
Use Transitions between Ideas
Develop & Support Ideas by Providing Details, Elaboration, Citing Evidence & Paraphrasing
Edit for grammar, mechanics & usage
Revise for Precise Language & Sensory Details

MAP Language Test Practice for 5th Grade

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The future perfect tense verb describes an action that will occur by using what words with the past participle of the verb?
A. has
B. had
C. been
D. will have

Answer:  D

Which of the following words is not formed from the root word leg, meaning law?
A. legs
B. legitimize
C. legislature
D. legal

Answer:  A

In the following sentence, which word should the comma come before?
I don’t like to wear my shoes at the beach sand in my shoes makes me uncomfortable.
A. my
B. shoes
C. in
D. sand

Answer:  D

MAP Science for Grade 5

At the 5th grade level, students will be assessed for their knowledge and understanding of science standards through the MAP Growth Science subtest. The test is computerized and given to students in grades 3 through 12. It is adaptive like the other sub-tests, so the question difficulty will depend on your child’s performance. This means that if your child answers grade 5-level questions incorrectly, he may be given less challenging questions. Inversely, if he performs above grade 5 level, he will see more challenging questions. The test covers concepts in the areas of scientific inquiry and application; structure and properties of matter; matter and energy in organisms and ecosystems; Earth’s systems; and space systems: stars and the solar system.

The test will have approximately 45 questions, and a working time of 45-60 minutes, although the test is untimed.

Check out the table below for possible skills and content your child may see on the test! It is important to always check with your child’s school, because state and district standards vary depending on where your child goes to school.

Knowledge AreaContent
Scientific Inquiry & ApplicationConduct Scientific Investigations
Understand the Use of Lab Tools & Implement Proper Safety Measures
Interpret Data & Communicate Conclusions
Understand Engineering Design
Structure & Properties of MatterComposition, Conservation, Properties & Change
Matter & Energy in Organisms and EcosystemsEnergy & Photosynthesis, Plant Growth & Recycling of Matter in Ecosystems
Earth’s SystemsEarth’s Spheres
Distribution of Water on Earth
Humans & the Environment
Space Systems: Stars & the Solar SystemEarth’s Gravity
Appearance of the Sun & Stars
Earth, Moon & Stars: Patterns and Movement

MAP Science Test Practice for 5th Grade

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Which feature of Earth makes it most suitable for life?
A. mountains
B. liquid water
C. good soil
D. ultraviolet light

Answer:  B

Which of the following is NOT a form of energy?
B. electrical
C. mechanical
D. astronomical

Answer:  D

Which of the following are characteristics of mammals?
A. They nourish their babies with milk from mammary glands.
B. They have hair or fur.
C. Both A and B
D. None of the above

Answer:  C

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good but needs more challenging questions

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