Which grades is MAP Reading Fluency designed for?

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Which grades is MAP Reading Fluency appropriate for? Can we use MAP Reading Fluency for students beyond 3rd grade? Can students "graduate" out of MAP Reading Fluency?

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 standards shown in reports cover grades PK-5 for the English language fluency assessment, and grades PK-3 for the Spanish language assessment. If students in higher grades take the assessment, they will be compared against the 5th grade standards in English or the 3rd grade standards in Spanish. We also have a "No Expectation" performance level that may appear in reports for some pre-K, kindergarten, and 1st grade students. This level, denoted as "NE", appears where there is no applicable grade level expectation.

When students can read independently and with literal understanding, they outgrow MAP Reading Fluency. They may "graduate" or hit a performance ceiling in MAP Reading Fluency around the end of third grade. In these situations, it is appropriate to discontinue use of MAP Reading Fluency for students who show third grade levels of fluency and literal comprehension.

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