Screening test overview for MAP Growth

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Screening tests are adaptive and mostly function in the same way as MAP Growth tests. 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 19-20 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.

Reports and growth:

Reports that measure growth between terms do not use Screening tests to calculate growth; only MAP Growth tests are used to calculate growth information. Therefore, Screening tests will be missing from these reports (such as the Achievement Status and Growth report). See Which reports show Screening tests in MAP Growth?

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