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Test Descriptions Summary

Depending on your school's selections, you could have any of the following tests from MAP® Growth™, MAP® Reading Fluency™, or MAP® Skills™.

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

Purpose

Available for

Approx. Length/Duration*

Score in Reports

MAP Growth, Grades 2+

MAP Growth

Measure growth, inform instruction, and assess strategy

Reading, language, math (including high school), and science

40 to 53 questions/about 45 to 60 min.

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

Also: Learning Continuum statements and Lexile® score

Spanish MAP Growth

Understand math knowledge of Spanish-speaking students

Math
(up to grade 12)

52 to 55 questions/about 45 to 60 min.

Same as MAP Growth, with scores included in the same areas as English test scores

Understand Spanish reading knowledge apart from or in addition to English

Reading
(up to grade 8)

40 to 43 questions/about 45 to 60 min.

Same as MAP Growth, except no projected proficiency, school norms, or Lexile score

Scores appear separate from English test scores

See also: Videos for MAP Growth Spanish

Screening Subject-Only

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

Reading, language, math, 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 score

Spanish Screening Subject-Only

Same as Screening above, but for Spanish-speaking students

Math and reading

19 to 20 questions/about 20 min.

Same as Screening above, except no Lexile score

Accessible Tests

For students who need visual assistance, you can use tests that are compatible with screen readers, such as JAWS®. Look for the term "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 math

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

Spanish MAP Growth K-2

Understand math knowledge of Spanish-speaking students

Math

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

Same as MAP Growth, with scores included in the same areas as English test scores

Understand reading knowledge apart from or in addition to English

Reading

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

Same as MAP Growth, except no projected proficiency, school norms, or Lexile

Scores appear separate from English test scores

See also Videos for MAP Reading Fluency Spanish

Screening for early learners

Assess foundational skills of new kindergarteners

Reading and math

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 math

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

Skill Mastery
MAP Skills Identify skill gaps and help students master those skills Math, language usage, vocabulary, and reading Time varies depending on what you assign

Dashboard showing which skills need work, in sequence, and suggested resources for the student

Reading Fluency
MAP Reading Fluency Measure oral reading fluency, decoding accuracy, and literal comprehension Reading 20 min.

Dashboard including relative performance, zone of proximal development level, words-correct-per-minute, and the ability to listen and score by hand

Spanish MAP Reading Fluency Measure oral reading fluency, comprehension, and foundational reading skills for Spanish-speaking students Reading 20 min.
See also Videos for MAP Reading Fluency Spanish

* Length and time vary by subject and grade: see NWEA Average Test Durations. Add 10 to 15 minutes for setup and pre-test instructions.

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About Test Names

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

Sample Test Questions

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

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