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  •  It does not have to be a disaster. (0+ / 0-)

    MAP is an adaptive test. The proctor's manual explicitly says that there is no time limit on these tests. I personally have sat in a room with students who took nearly three hours to complete the math portion of MAP.

    I would encourage you not to think of the adaptive aspect of the test as "punishment." The instrument wants to measure the extent of a person's abilities.

    Your son, if challenged with this kind of evaluation again, should  not worry about getting wrong answers. Standard test taking skills should apply. But the very nature of the test as a measure of fundamental cognitive processing and academic skills will not impact his grade.

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