What are the Foundational Skills and Adaptive Oral Reading assessments in MAP Reading Fluency?

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

Information
There are two types of MAP Reading Fluency tests available to all students:
  • Foundational Skills test
  • Grade-specific Adaptive Oral Reading test

Each assessment is about 20 minutes in length.

Foundational Skills assesses 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.

Test flowchart
See the attached document for a flowchart showing how the test proceeds based on the student's performance.

Default test assignment
For newly added students or at the start of a new term, MAP Reading Fluency auto-assigns the Adaptive Oral Reading test. This can be changed from the Assignments tab if needed.


How it works:

 
Foundational Skills

The foundational skills assessment is an adaptive assessment testing skills such as letter-sounds fluency, initial sound fluency, letter knowledge (letter ID or letter naming), listening comprehension and vocabulary. Depending on how a student performs on particular skill, they will advance to a more or less difficult skill, so they may not be assessed in all of the available skills. If the student performs well enough on this assessment, they may advance to a segment assessing sentence reading fluency.

 
Adaptive Oral Reading

First, the student reads a 50-word picture book aloud and completes a timed sentence-picture matching task to assess basic comprehension skills. If the student passes the sentence-picture matching task, the student is presented with 3 passages to read aloud and answer questions about. If the student fails the sentence-picture matching task, the student is routed to the Foundational Skills assessment instead.

 
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