About the highlighter test aid

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The highlighter is an on-screen digital tool for students to highlight desired text, questions, and answers. It is available in MAP Growth 2-5 and 6+ assessments, but not MAP Growth K-2 assessments. Highlighter is available on Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. It is not currently available on iPad. Highlighter is considered a test aid. Test aids are available for all NWEA test takers. Students can access the embedded technological aids as part of the MAP Growth testing platform at their own discretion.


How to highlight:

You can practice using the highlighter on the practice tests, and you can view a video about using the highlighter on our new Student Resources page. The practice tests and the Student Resources page are both linked from the test session log in page. You can also access them directly here:  
- Select the icon in the toolbar then select the text to be highlighted or erased:

Screenshot of a sample item with the highlighter tool selected
Sample item

Contextual - Click and drag to select text and then select from the menu:

Screenshot of a sample item with some text highlighted. The highlighter tool is available as a contextual menu.
Sample item

Unable to highlight some text

Some text may actually be an image. For example, many numbers, equations, and similar items are images and not text, therefore, are not selectable.

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