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New Guidance on Accommodations Within the Universal Screening Process

Information regarding new guidance on accommodations within the Universal Screening process

Beginning with the November administration of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), schools should administer the MAP with all appropriate test accommodations identified in a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), 504 Plan, and ILP (Individual Learning Plan). Previously schools were directed not to administer the Reading portion of MAP with Read Aloud or Text-to-Speech accommodations due to concerns that administering with this accommodation could result in failure to identify students at risk. However, students eligible for accommodations have previously been identified as being academically at risk. As outlined in step two of the district’s MTSS screening process (attached), the at-risk determination is made through a data-team review of multiple sources of information, including national percentile scores on the universal screener. At a minimum, scores below the 25th percentile on the MAP should be considered as indicators of risk. Additionally, all at-risk students will be administered the Formative Assessment System for Teachers (FAST) to assess academic skills. 

In summary, all students should receive the same accommodations on MAP that they will receive on TNReady.