Student Preparation and Passwords
Students can use MAP Skills either at school or at home. As a teacher, you play an important role with getting students ready.
Student Site Address
Handout for Parents and Students (1 page)
You only need to generate passwords once, but you can generate new passwords at any time, as needed. If students use MAP Skills with multiple teachers, beware of overwriting passwords.
Prerequisite and User Name—Your student roster for this term must be imported by your school or district. Or, someone with appropriate permissions needs to add the student individually. The Student User Name is specified at that time
- Open the Passwords tab within MAP Skills.
Select your class or student group.
- Choose either method or combination of both:
Custom—Useful if you already have passwords that your students will remember. Type it for each student, one at a time. It can be unique or the same for each student.
Note: Press Enter or click the check mark——to apply each edit (if ****** still appears, make your edit again).
- Auto-generated—Useful for quickly assigning multiple passwords (will be an easy word with four or five letters). Select one or more students (checkbox on left), and click Auto Generate Selected Passwords.
Either print or copy/paste the user names and passwords for students.
Custom Student Groups
If you work with a wide variety of students or a select group, you can save time by creating a custom group. For example, you could have a custom group as part of an intervention effort, and then modify or remove the group when students advance.
For details, see Custom Student Groups
Take some time to show students how they will use MAP Skills:
More About Student Experience
Note: Once a student starts a mission, it cannot be removed.
The length is typically between 5 and 20 minutes, depending on what you assign. For details, see the Test Comparison.
Teachers can re-assign the same test as often as needed. Once assigned, students can then re-take the test.
No, assignments remain available to students, even after the Due Date is past. As an option, you can click Reassign in the Assignments tab to update the Due Date. However, once a student has started an assigned mission, you cannot remove or change it.
For lower-level skills, students have the option to hear parts of the question read through audio playback. Audio playback is available for:
- All subjects, except reading
- Skills in K to 2 grade levels
- All supported browsers and devices, including iPad
To enable audio, select Make Audio Available in the mission assignment settings. Tell students to click the speaker icon:
Why not reading:
Audio playback is not available for reading comprehension missions, because they are intended for students who are readers (reading to learn, not learning to read). To provide information about the student's comprehension skills and strategies, the student needs to read the passages and all of the questions without audio playback. Although the skills framework reaches down to grade 1, the intention is only to locate comprehension skills below grade level, not to assess developmental reading skills.