How to test with iPad Zoom

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Zoom is a magnification program built into iPad operating systems. You can access the Zoom menu by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom.


Using Zoom on iPads

Zoom (the accessibility feature) will work with MAP Growth assessments to enlarge text and pictures on the iPad. If students are already familiar with Zoom, they can continue to use it for their MAP Growth assessments. Students who are not familiar with Zoom may need some practice navigating as students must use 3 fingers to move around the screen. 

If students are not familiar with Zoom, they can use the standard gesture (single-finger double-tap to zoom in on an item on the screen and then "pinch") to adjust the zoom. This pinch to zoom gesture will work with MAP Growth assessments and does not require any set up. Please note you must double tap an item (text or picture) in order to activate the zoom.

In addition to Zoom, iPads come with a screen reader program called VoiceOver. VoiceOver is not currently supported for MAP Growth testing.

How to turn on Zoom or adjust color contrast:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility.
  2. If needed, turn on Invert Colors or Grayscale.
  3. Click on Zoom.
  4. Turn Zoom on.
  5. Make other selections as needed.
  6. Start the assessment.

The Zoom controller is highlighted in red in the picture below. This is a quick access menu for Zoom Settings and can be used to navigate the screen. Once invoked, it will remain visible on the screen until it is dismissed. Color contrast options can be accessed through this controller menu or in the General > Accessibility menu.

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Zoom gestures

Use this gesture...To do this
Double-tap 3 fingersTurn Zoom on or off
Double-tap 3 fingers then drag up or downZoom in or out
Triple-tap 3 fingersShow controller
Drag 3 fingersMove around the screen

For more information, see Testing visually impaired students in MAP Growth.

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