State standards state for first graders to add and subtract within 100 " using concrete models or drawings." Are first graders allowed to use manipulatives such as base ten blocks or Unifix cubes during the math section of the MAP test?
Hi Abbey! This is a good question. Please check out these links to articles from our Support space in the Community which discuss the various types of accommodations that are available, how each should be used and how each can be assessed.
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Thank you, I have read through that, as well as some other relevant
documents, but have not been able to find the specific policy on
manipulatives in the younger grades.
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Sure Abbey! If you look specifically at the Accessibility and accommodations features and FAQ document you will find that NWEA does not place restrictions on which accommodations can be used. Instead, we advise that, "MAP Growth serves many different states and international partners; this allows us to standardize our terminology for everyone. This document contains our MAP Growth guidelines only, and so we recommend you refer to your state accommodation policies, as there may be differences. For example, your state may consider the use of a dictionary as an accommodation instead of a universal feature—or text-to-speech as an accommodation instead of a designated feature. The reverse may also be true; for example, providing extended time to take a test may be available for all students as a universal feature instead of an accommodation". If you look further through this document you will see specific information about each type of accommodation or accessibility tool. If this does not provide the information you are looking for please refer to our Partner Support landing page in the Community on which you will find options for opening a support case, chatting with support, or calling the support line.
Hi Abbey! NWEA does not place any restrictions on which accommodations can be used on a MAP test. Outside of our accommodations document that Jane provided above, we recommend reviewing your state and district accommodations policies for guidance. Additionally, you may find this Accommodations FAQ helpful as well.
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