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Early Mathematics Assessment System (EMAS) for PreKindergarten (Age 4) – Kindergarten

The Early Mathematics Assessment System (EMAS), part of the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP), measures mathematical thinking including questions in the areas of geometry, patterning, numeracy, and computation.

The modules of the assessment include:

Geometry: Shape recognition and shape properties (PreK); shape matching and identification, shape properties, composing shapes (Kindergarten)

Patterning: Recognizing patterns, reproducing patterns, extending patterns, and creating patterns

Numeracy: Counting and cardinality, subitizing, describing changes in sets, and numerals (PreK); counting and cardinality, subitizing, comparing and ordering numbers, composing and decomposing numbers, recognizing and writing numerals, describing sets, ordinal numbers, sharing fairly (Kindergarten)

Computation: Adding and subtracting

VKRP for Families Website   


NWEA MAP Growth for Grades 1-8 in math and 9th graders taking Algebra 1

MAP Growth is a computer-adaptive test administered periodically during the school year to accurately measure what students know, regardless of their grade level. Instead of asking all students the same questions, it adjusts to each child’s performance—giving a more accurate measure of what they know. It also measures growth over time, allowing you to track your child’s progress throughout the school year and across multiple years. It assesses students in five strands of mathematics: Number Sense, Computation and Estimation, Measurement and Geometry, Probability and Statistics, and Patterns, Functions and Algebra. Once your child completes a MAP Growth test, they receive a RIT score.  Teachers use the scores to identify learning areas that their class should focus on, as well as monitor the growth of individual students.

Learn more about NWEA and understanding your student’s score.