What does NS mean in the results for MAP Reading Fluency?

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When viewing MAP Reading Fluency Reports, the Words Correct Per Minute (WCPM), Decoding Accuracy, and Readability scores for a test are listed as NS, and the Instructional Reading Level section says, "There is not enough data to create a reader profile." On the Assignments tab, the test has a status of "Please review audio".

NS stands for "no score". A student will get these results in the following circumstances:
  • The student attempted less than 75% of the passage.
  • The speech scoring engine could not accurately score the recording. There may have been issues, such as excessive noise or microphone malfunction, or the student may not have been reading the text onscreen.

You can retest the student, or if you prefer, you can attempt to hand-score the passage. See How to perform self-scoring for audio recordings in MAP Reading Fluency or How to retest students in MAP Reading Fluency If you believe the NS result is in error, contact NWEA Partner Support for assistance.

For more information and specific troubleshooting advice, see MAP Reading Fluency Reports and Testing and Proctoring Students in the MAP Help Center.

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