Summer is looming large! Whether you’re planning a vacation, staycation, or gearing up for summer school, you should know what’s coming to MAP® Growth™ in time for fall testing.
Embedded universal features in the toolbar
Coming this fall, students taking MAP Growth will have embedded universal features in their toolbar, including: digital notepad, eliminate answer choice, line reader, highlighter, protractor, ruler, and zoom. Click here to watch a video demonstrating the new toolbar. Note: The universal toolbar will not be available for MAP Growth K–2.
More control of Text-to-Speech
Also beginning this fall, proctors will have more control over Text-to-Speech, allowing students to take a MAP Growth test that more closely aligns with a summative test experience and state read-aloud policy. Proctors will be able to select which of the following areas of a question can be read aloud:
- Answer choices
- Passages and supplemental content
Important reminder: Changes to system requirements for fall testing
As part of our efforts to continuously improve MAP Growth, and to ensure you have a secure and flawless testing experience, NWEA® must occasionally end support for older browsers and operating systems. For the next school year, some older operating systems and browsers will no longer be usable for MAP Growth testing. Please review the operating systems at your workstations and make any necessary upgrades prior to fall testing to ensure a smooth testing experience.
Operating systems that will not be permitted for MAP Growth testing starting in July 2018:
- Mac OSX 10.9
- Mac OSX 10.10
Operating systems that will no longer be supported starting in July 2018 and not permitted for MAP Growth testing starting in November 2018:
- iOS 9 (Please note that this was the final iOS version available for second generation iPads.)
Browsers that will no longer be permitted for testing starting in July 2018:
- Safari 7 and 8 (minimum version allowed is 9)
- Firefox version 57 or lower (minimum version allowed is 58)
- Chrome version 64 or lower (minimum version allowed is 65)
Lockdown browsers (Secure Testing Browsers) released prior to 2018 will no longer be permitted for Map Growth testing starting in July 2018. The minimum allowed versions will be:
- Windows LDB Version 18.104.22.168 from February 2018 (a new version is now available and ready for you to update)
- Mac LDB Version 22.214.171.124
- Chromebook App Version 3.0.1
- iPad App Version 3.1
If you have any questions, please contact Partner Support.
Professional Learning Online enhancements are live!
Self-paced learning and refresher courses are at your fingertips with Professional Learning Online. This May, we made several updates to search and navigation that make accessing MAP Growth courses even easier. The cleaner layout and course interface guides you right back to where you left off in your learning. Check it out today!
We’re here when you need us—contact Partner Support online
Need help? If the issue you’re experiencing isn’t urgent, consider submitting your question through our online form in the NWEA Connection community. You’ll receive a response within 24 hours from one of our helpful Partner Support representatives.