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It’s almost time for your child to take the annual Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) test in math and English language arts. To see what’s expected of your child, check out the grade-by-grade practice test and how it measures real-world skills, like problem-solving and critical thinking.

Click below for your state’s practice test and simple ways to help your child feel confident and ready for the test.

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Did you know…

Nationally, a majority of parents rely on the annual state test to know if their child is on grade level.

What is your child expected to know and do on the state test?

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Sample Test Questions

Test questions range from traditional multiple-choice to interactive ones that ask your child to explain his or her reasoning.

  • Math

    Shelita had a certain number of marbles in her pocket. She gave some of her marbles to her brother, and now she has 124 marbles left.

    How many marbles could she have started with and how many marbles could she have given to her brother?

    Select the two possible solutions.

    A. She started with 493 marbles and gave 369 marbles to her brother.
    B. She started with 189 marbles and gave 75 marbles to her brother.
    C. She started with 290 marbles and gave 158 marbles to her brother.
    D. She started with 367 marbles and gave 243 marbles to her brother.
    E. She started with 514 marbles and gave 380 marbles to her brother.

     

    *Example elementary school question

  • English Language Arts

    You have read an excerpt from Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain.

    Write an essay in which you explain how Twain describes his experiences on the Mississippi River and how these experiences change his viewpoint of the river throughout the text.

    Use key details and examples from the passage to support your ideas.

     

    *Example middle school question

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What else do you need to know about the state test?

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 It’s about the big picture.

It’s about the big picture.

Along with grades and classroom work, the state test is another measure of how well your child is progressing in grade-level math and English. Even if your child gets good grades, check out the state test results to see how well your child understands specific concepts needed to be ready for the next grade.
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How to use the score report.

How to use the score report.

Last year’s state test results can help you and the teacher understand where your child may still need extra support and where progress has been made.
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The what, when, and how.

The what, when, and how.

Ask your child’s teacher about details such as: How long does the test take? When will my child be taking the test in each subject? When and how will I get the results?
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Bring on the challenge!

Bring on the challenge!

We know tests can be nerve-racking but you can boost your child’s self-confidence by showing him or her how to take on challenges with a positive attitude and determination. Remind your child to take their time and just try their best. By looking at the practice test together, your child will know what to expect.
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Know the Facts

According our national survey, 90% of parents believe their child is performing at or above grade level.
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