Students showing Below Expectation in Foundational Skills

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Question
Why are most 2nd grade and higher students showing "Below Expecatation" in Foundational Skills? Shouldn't these students meet or exceed expectation?

Answer
For most 2nd graders in most terms, and for all students in grade 3 and up, all of the zone of proximal development (ZPD) levels assessed in the Foundational Skills assessment are considered "below expectation" for their grade. By this time, students are expected to be in a ZPD that is beyond those assessed in this test. The Foundational Skills test content is designed for younger children, and the measurement ceiling for the test is first-grade skills.

You can find the grade-level expectations and ZPD levels for Foundational Skills tests in the Interpretive Tables in the MAP Help Center.

For information about assessment content and test types, including recommended tests by grade, see Assessment Content and Test Types in the MAP Help Center.

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