• Common Assessment


    Social Studies  will be given in conjunction with Library Day during their ELA class 

    Electives- give chapter test or CA on any day prior to finals or the week of, as long as students don't take more than 2 assessments in one day.


    Sedalia Middle School MAP Test Schedule


    5th Grade Map Testing Dates

    Science April 19th-22nd Make up Date: April23rd

    ELA April 26th-May 3rd Make up Date: May 4th

    Math May 5th -6th Make up Date: May 7th 

    Math  May 10th- 11th Make up Date: May 12th





    Before the Test


    Be prepared


    Many teachers will send information home about testing schedules and class preparation plans. Information that you should know includes:

    • What is the test?
    • Will the test results affect your child, school, or both?
    • Are there ways that you can help your child prepare for the test?
    • Look closely as the scheduled testing days and make sure that your child attends school on those days.  Do not schedule appointments during these times.

    Help your child in areas that are difficult for her/him


    If your child has struggled with a particular area or subject in the past, you may be able to help her/him overcome some of that difficulty by providing some extra practice. You may ask the teacher for work that allows your child some extra practice. 




    On Test Day


    Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast


    Many teachers report that students who don't do well on tests haven't gotten enough sleep, and haven't eaten breakfast on the morning of the test; doing both of these things will ensure that your child will be able to perform at their very best.


    Remain positive


    Staying calm will help your child stay calm.  Encourage your child to do their best and to be confident in their abilities.


    On a Daily Basis


    In addition to these strategies, there are a number of ways that you can maximize your child's learning capabilities throughout the school year, which can lead to confident test-taking. Some of these strategies include:

    • Assisting your child with homework and ensuring that your child is completing all homework assignments
    • Helping him/her to develop good study habits, thinking skills, and a positive attitude towards education from an early age
    • Ensuring that your child has good attendance at school
    • Staying in communication with your child's teacher
    • Encouraging your child to read as much as possible, and to increase his/her vocabulary - even reading magazines, newspapers, and comic books regularly will help improve his/her reading skills
    • Looking for educational games and programs that engage your child