For students at risk or receiving intervention, you are now able to use MAP Reading Fluency to monitor their oral reading progress as often as needed. The new progress monitoring test form (English only) includes a single passage and related comprehension questions that students should be able to complete in approximately 5 -10 minutes.
Teachers may select the Lexile range for the progress monitoring passage as part of the test assignment or they can use a grade-level default. Test results will be automatically scored, and audio will be recorded and available for playback.
Once progress monitoring is assigned, the system will automatically re-assign a new progress monitoring passage to the student after each completed test, so new tests do not have to be assigned each time. The auto-assign feature can be turned off for a student at any time by visiting the Assignments page and clicking “Stop Auto-Assignment” for a specific student.
Assigning a benchmark test will bring that benchmark to the top of the list for a student, then progress monitoring will resume after the benchmark is completed. Likewise, at the beginning of each term, the default benchmark test will go to the top of the list.
Progress monitoring results can be accessed in two ways. Select the Progress Monitoring option from the Reports drop down to see a list of students with Progress Monitoring results, then click the student whose results you wish to see. You may also click the Progress Monitoring tab on an individual student report to access the same page.
These reports plot the progress monitoring results on a line graph using a scaled Words Correct Per Minute (WCPM) score, as shown below. Tests can be taken as often as needed, though research shows most students need several weeks to increase their reading rate measurably. Be sure to adjust the passage difficulty as the student improves. The WCPM scale will automatically adjust WCPM scores to make comparison across Lexile bands meaningful.
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