Screening test overview for MAP Growth

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Screening tests are adaptive and mostly function in the same way that the MAP Growth tests are. However, there are some differences.

This article only addresses the differences between screening tests and MAP Growth. Aside from the areas mentioned here, the tests function the same and provide the same scores (RIT for all subjects, and Lexile® for reading).

Test length and goal information:

  • Screening tests are 20 questions long and are available for math, language, reading, and science.
  • No goal area (instructional area) scores are provided, as only a few questions in each goal area are presented during the test.

Standard error (SEM):

Since the screening tests are shorter, the standard error of measure is typically higher than with a MAP Growth test. Therefore, the level at which we invalidate tests as a result of standard error is higher. See Valid SEM range for MAP Growth.


Screening tests do not appear on reports that measure growth between terms. See Which reports show Screening tests in MAP Growth?

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