How to assign text-to-speech to a student

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How to assign the text-to-speech (or read-aloud) accommodation to a student.

To enable the built-in text-to-speech functionality on a MAP Growth assessment for a student:
  1. Create or open a test session as normal and assign the test to a student. See Set Up Testing for Students in the MAP Help Center.
  2. Select the students you wish to assign text-to-speech to.
  3. Verify that the student already has a test assigned. If not, click the Assign Test(s) button to assign a test. Text-to-speech is available for both English and Spanish tests, but is not available for K-2 tests.
  4. Select the Accommodations button. See Accommodations and Accessibility in the MAP Help Center.
  5. Scroll to either the Embedded Designated Features section or the Embedded Accommodations section.
    • The text-to-speech options are located under both sections, and the functionality is the same under either section.
  6. Select Text-to-speech.
    • If the text-to-speech options are greyed out, verify that the student has an eligible test assigned. Text-to-speech is available for both English and Spanish tests, but is not available for K-2 tests.
  7. Select the areas of the test item that will be read aloud. Note that text-to-speech is not supported for K-2. The options are listed below:
    • Answer choices
    • Assets such as reading passages
    • Question directions
    • Questions/prompts

      Screenshot of the options for assigning Text-to-Speech.
  8. Select Assign at the bottom of the screen.
  9. When the student starts their test, they will see the text-to-speech buttons in the toolbar.

    Student Toolbar

For more information on how students can use text-to-speech, see: How do students use text-to-speech in a MAP Growth test?

  • You can only assign accommodations to a student who is not actively testing.
  • The option to read aloud "Assets such as reading passages" applies to all subject areas, not just reading. For example, on math tests, tables and charts would be read aloud if this option is checked.
  • Text-to-speech is provided by an artificial human voice.
  • The text-to-speech accommodation will be removed if you change the student's test assignment. See Do I have to assign accommodations to a student every time they test? for more info.

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