MAP Reading Fluency test types

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MAP Reading Fluency tests are available in two types: Foundational Skills and Oral Reading.

There are two types of MAP Reading Fluency tests available to all students:
  • Foundational Skills test
  • Grade-specific Adaptive Oral Reading test
Each test is about 20 minutes in length.

Foundational Skills test letter-sounds fluency, initial sound fluency, letter knowledge (letter ID or letter naming), listening comprehension and vocabulary. There is no oral reading. If students demonstrate enough ability in earlier sub-tests, there may also be silent word and sentence reading.

Grade-specific Adaptive Oral Reading is an adaptive test beginning with an oral reading task and several timed silent reading sub-tests. It then branches either to Foundational Skills or to the student orally reading 3 passages, each containing 6 comprehension questions.

How it works:

Students take a 20-minute assessment delivered by a computer and are automatically scored; students may take the test in small groups or as a whole class. Oral reading is recorded by a headset-mounted microphone and processed by SRI-powered speech scoring technology. The test adapts to accommodate pre-readers, early readers, and fluent readers in kindergarten through third grade. 

First, each student reads a 50-word picture book aloud and completes a timed sentence-picture matching task. Based on this first phase, students are routed to an oral reading track or foundational skills track. The student is presented with either 3 passages to read aloud and answer questions about, or he or she is presented with a series of subtests that assess beginning decoding and language comprehension. Students who struggle with reading comprehension are also presented with language comprehension tasks.

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