Test Descriptions—Summary

Depending on your school's selections, you could have any of the following tests available.

NOTE: The number of questions listed is an approximation. The actual number varies for each student as the system adapts to the student’s responses. It includes familiarization questions.

Test Type

Use For

Available for

Approx. Length/Time*

Score in Reports

MAP Growth, Grades 2+

MAP Growth

Measure growth, inform instruction, and assess strategy

Reading, language, mathematics (2–8 and high school), and science

40 to 53 questions/about 45 min.

RIT score (subject and instructional areas, also called "goals"), shown in most reports

Also: Learning Continuum statements and Lexile®

Screening Subject Only

(formerly Survey)

Quickly place incoming students in grades 2 and above (but for more precision, use MAP Growth)

Reading, language, mathematics, and science

19 to 20 questions/about 20 min.

RIT score (subject-level only), shown in these reports:

  • Student Progress, Class, Grade, District Summary

Also: Lexile®

Screening Spanish Reading

Determine native language reading ability

Grades 2–8, separate tests for each term

30 questions

Percent correct, shown only in Screening and Skills Checklist reports

Accessible MAP and Screening

For students who need visual assistance, you can use tests that are compatible with screen readers, such as JAWS. These tests ensure that all questions have alternative text descriptions for pictures. Look for "Accessible" at the end of the test name. To learn more, see: Accommodations and Accessibility.

MAP Growth, Grades K‑2

MAP Growth K‑2

Measure growth, inform instruction, and assess strategy

Reading and mathematics

43 questions/about 40 min. (but give in two 20 min. sessions)

RIT score (subject and instructional areas, also called "goals"), shown in most reports

Also: Learning Continuum statements and Lexile®

Screening for early learners

Assess foundational skills of new kindergarteners

Reading and mathematics

32 to 34 questions/about 30 min.

Percent correct, shown only in Screening and Skills Checklist reports

 

Skills Checklist

Get details about a certain skill, as a pre- or post-test for a unit you teach

Reading and mathematics

11 to 53 questions/about 8 to 60 min., based on skill

Skill Mastery
MAP Skills™ Identify skill gaps and help students to master them Math, Language Usage, Vocabulary, and Reading Time varies depending on what you assign

MAP Skills on-screen dashboard

* Length and time vary by student. For total test time, add 10 to 15 minutes for setup and pre-test instructions.

 

About Test Names

Test names follow a convention so you can choose the correct one:

The latest test types replace the older names, but otherwise operate the same as before: 

Latest Test Type Old Name
Growth MAP
Growth K-2 Primary Grades
Growth: Algebra
Growth: Geometry
Growth: Integrated Mathematics
End of Course
Screening* (grades 2-5+) Survey
*Note: Screening tests for grades K–2 have the same names as before

Sample Test Questions

To see the kinds of questions students may encounter, use either of the RIT Reference charts:

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