How to test with iPad Zoom

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Zoom is a magnification program built into iPad operating systems, and it is supported for MAP testing. You can access the Zoom menu by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom.


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. Launch the testing app.

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 you invoke the Zoom controller, it will remain visible on the screen until you dismiss it. You can access color contrast options in the controller menu or in Settings General > Accessibility.

Screenshot of iPad Accessibility settings, showing the Show Controller option enabled. The controller appears in the upper right corner of the screen. It is a light grey semi-transparent circle with arrows pointing up, down, left, and right.

How to use Zoom

Below are the common gestures for using Zoom. Students who are not familiar with navigating the iPad with Zoom may need to practice, as they will need to use the 3-finger-drag gesture to move around the screen. Students must launch Zoom before they open the testing app.
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

Can students use the regular pinch-to-zoom gesture to zoom in and out?

Yes, all students can use the familiar pinch-to-zoom gesture in the MAP testing app. They do not need to enable the Zoom accessibility feature to use this gesture.

See also:

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

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