Universal features and accommodations

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What are accommodations and accessibility tools and how do they differ?

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Accommodations are changes to the testing environment that make it easier for a student to demonstrate their achievement. NWEA does not place restrictions on which accommodations can be used. Please carefully consider your state and district accommodation policy, along with the accommodations given to students during instruction, so that accommodations are as consistent as possible between the classroom and assessments. Universal features are accessibility supports that are available to all students as they access instructional or assessment content.

For more information on accessibility and accommodations in MAP Growth, see Accessibility and Accommodations FAQ.

 
How to use universal features and accommodations in MAP Growth

When a student needs to use an accessibility tool during a MAP Growth test, the proctor will assign the test and also assign which accommodation the student will be using. The accessibility tool, if not built-in, will then need to be launched on the testing machine before the testing site is launched on the testing machine. This means the accommodation that the proctor selected has placed a tag on the test but the tool is providing the accessibility functionality.

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Universal features (also known as test aids):

For more detailed information regarding accommodations or accessibility tools, please see Accommodations and Accessibility.

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