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MAP

Who should take the MAP test?

The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test is administered to all full-time students, part-time students enrolled in six or more credit hours, and transfer students who have not successfully completed a college-level mathematics or English course. Students who have satisfactorily completed English Composition and a college-level math course, or students who have received ACT/SAT scores within the past three years, may be exempt.

When is the MAP administered?

The MAP is administered on a daily basis. The last MAP test for the day will begin four hours before the Testing Center closes. Call the Testing Center at (402) 844-7281 or (402) 844-7708, emailing testing@northeast.edu; or stop by the Testing Center in the College Welcome Center, Room 1252 or Room 1256, to schedule a date and time to test. Testing arrangements should be made in advance before starting your program/major.

Is the MAP timed?

The MAP is a comprehensive computer-adaptive test. The time required to complete the test varies according to each individual’s needs and abilities.

Is it possible to fail the assessment?

The MAP is not a pass/fail test. The scores will identify students’ strengths and needs, and will be used for initial placement in English and math courses. Students are permitted to take the MAP test twice a semester, and their scores will be good for three years.

Which skill areas does MAP evaluate?

MAP evaluates skills in the following areas: Reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics. Each test subject may contain the following:

Reading

  • Word Meaning
  • Literary Concepts
  • Informational Concepts

Language

  • Mechanics
  • Parts of Speech
  • Usage
  • Writing Process

Mathematics

  • Computation and Problem Solving
  • Number Sense
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Data, Statistics, Probability
  • Algebraic Concepts

What should the student bring?

Students must bring a current photo ID. Personal calculators are not permitted. However, MAP will provide an embedded calculator.

Acceptable forms of photo identification include:

  • Current student ID
  • Current driver's license
  • State Approved ID
  • Current state or federal ID card
  • Current passport or passport card
  • Tribal ID card
  • Naturalization card

Testing Center Guidelines

How much does the MAP test cost?

The MAP is provided free of charge for high school students or those who have applied to Northeast Community College. If students need to retake any portion of the MAP, Northeast Community College will charge a $10 retake fee.

Students with disabilities who are required to take the MAP and plan on attending Northeast Community College may require reasonable accommodations (modifications, auxiliary aids, assistive technology). In order to have equal access to programs and services offered, please contact the Director of Disability Services at (402) 844-7343. Documentation regarding a student’s disability is required.

MAP Test Information