What are goal areas or goal strands?

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What are goal areas, goal strands, instructional areas, or domains?

Goal areas or goal strands, also called instructional areas or domains, are reporting categories on MAP Growth reports that are aligned to standards or benchmarks. The full-length MAP Growth tests contain at least seven questions related to each goal area, allowing you to see how a student is performing in the goal areas (such as algebraic thinking) as well as the overall subject (such as mathematics). Instructors can use this information to concentrate on a student's areas of relative strength and areas of concern. See Areas of relative strength and areas of relative concern for more information. Instructors can also use the Class Breakdown reports to differentiate instruction based on student performance in a particular goal area.

The shorter Screening tests do not give RIT ranges for goal areas.

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