Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

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MAP is an online adaptive test used to measure progress of students in mathematics, reading, and language. The assessment has important instructional benefits when administered at regular intervals over time because it measures what student’s know and what they are ready to learn next.


A Parent’s Guide to Assessments: Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

Opting Out of Assessments

Families who wish to excuse their student from participation in one or more of the state assessments may do so by filling out the district’s opt-out application in Parent Portal from October to February. You may still opt out by scheduling an appointment with your principal or AP and request the Assessment Participation Exemption form to be printed off for you to sign (if your student has not begun taking tests). You may also write a letter and bring it with you to the meeting. If you have more than one child, you will need to fill out the form or write a letter for each child to opt out.

We encourage our students to participate in all assessments because they provide valuable information to families and educators that show whether students have mastered grade-level content and are on track to graduate prepared for the 21st century. Results from these assessments inform where Denver Public Schools can improve curriculum, instruction and leadership in order to ensure that every child receives an equitable education and is on a path to success.

Administration Windows 2023-2024

Fall Window: 8/21/23 – 9/21/23
Winter Window: 12/4/23 – 1/12/24
Spring Window: 4/22/24 – 5/17/24


MAP is not a district-wide assessment; parents can access individual student results on Parent Portal.