What are the differences between MAP Reading Fluency and MAP Growth Reading K-2?

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How are MAP Reading Fluency and MAP Growth Reading K-2 different? What is the coverage of each?

There are some primary differences between these 2 test types. MAP Growth Reading K-2 measures growth from one term to another and provides learning statements on what a student is ready to learn next. MAP Reading Fluency measures foundational reading skills with an emphasis oral fluency.

MAP Growth Reading K-2 content: Reading comprehension for beginners

MAP Growth Reading K-2 tests are aligned to the standards related to comprehending Literature and Informational Texts, as well as Vocabulary Acquisition and Use. These standards typically span the full K-12 grade range and build upon each other as students’ progress. This focus is well suited to measuring growth in reading achievement over time, as the construct is broad and grows almost indefinitely. Because it is scored on the RIT scale, MAP Growth Reading K-2 identifies where students are on a long-term trajectory of growth in reading achievement. Because of the standards alignment, MAP Growth data can also be used to predict performance on state summative assessments.

MAP Reading Fluency content: Learning to read - making progress toward independent reading

MAP Reading Fluency is designed for students who are still learning to read fluently. It is available for students in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. The learning-to-read content is encompassed in the foundational reading skills standards. Results from MAP Reading Fluency indicate how students are progressing over time, but only as they progress from emergent readers to the point of essential basic literacy.

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