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Can DORA and ADAM be used to measure student growth?
 
Yes, they can be used as growth measures. Because ADAM and DORA look for instructional points for student across multiple sub-tests, they will adapt up or down regardless of a student's grade level. Therefore, when used as pre- and post-assessments, these tests compare the absolute instructional points. The difference between them is the growth.

Note that assessments designed around grade-level standards (such as grade-level benchmark tests) will bottom or max out. Thus, all students over a year below grade level will cluster as "low" scores within those measures.

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