As a MAP® Reading Fluency™ partner, we notify you about what’s changing with each release so you always know what to expect. This month, you’ll notice some important report updates, effective January 12.
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Instructional reading levels added to reports
The individual student reports in MAP Reading Fluency will now include instructional reading level information. For each passage a student reads, you will now see a readability level of ‘Independent,’ ‘Instructional,’ or ‘Frustrational’ assigned. You will also see the overall reading level summarized in the Reader Profile to help you match students to appropriate text difficulty.
Spache Level replaced by Grade Level
‘Spache Level’ – the number shown next to each passage title that conveys the difficulty of the passage has been replaced by ‘Grade Level.’ Spache aligns to grade level, with 2.0 meaning the beginning of second grade text, 2.9 being the end of second grade, and so on. This rephrasing within reports is meant to simplify how to interpret those values.
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