Measure of Academic Progress (MAP)
The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is an online adaptive assessment that measures growth, instead of grade, for Reading, Language, Math and Science. MAP helps teachers pinpoint areas where the students need help as well as where the students are ready to advance. The data can be used to differentiate instruction, create flexible groupings, and inform intervention strategies. Longitudinal data from MAP will allow the district and campuses to analyze program impact and predict proficiency on high-stakes testing. Map users also gain access to resources including a continuum of learning that will help teachers and administrators interpret data and put it to use effectively with students. 

The MAP RIT Scale
After each MAP assessment, students receive a RIT score. Think of the score as a student’s height. The score reflects the student’s academic knowledge, skills, and abilities like inches reflect height.

The RIT (Rasch Unit) scale is a stable, equal-interval scale, like feet and inches. Equal-interval means that a change of 10 RIT points indicates the same thing regardless of whether a student is at the top, bottom, or middle of the scale, and a RIT score has the same meaning regardless of grade level or age of the student. Scores over time can be compared to tell how much growth a student has made, similar to measuring height with a ruler.

MAP assessments use the RIT scale to create a grade-independent RIT score, which indicates the level of question difficulty a given student is capable of answering correctly about 50% of the time. RIT scores help educators understand what every child is ready to learn. MAP tests produce scores that make it possible to monitor student growth from year to year.

MAP Resources

  1. MAP Parent Toolkit from NWEA-MAP PDF file
  2. MAP PowerPoint for Students Opens new window
  3. MAP Normative Data for each grade and Fall, Winter, and Spring PDF file
  4. What Parents Should Know MAP Letter - English PDF file
  5. What Parents Should Know MAP Letter - Spanish PDF file
  6. MAP Parent Brochure-English PDF file
  7. MAP Parent Brochure-Spanish PDF file

MAP to Khan Academy: Khan Academy Practice Exercises Correlated to the Math RIT Score

These documents correlate MAP® sub-goals and RIT ranges to Khan Academy® exercises. The Khan exercises are interactive problems for students with instant feedback. Feel free to download the document for the appropriate grade range.

  1. MAP for Primary Grades (K-2) PDF file
  2. MAP Grades 2-5 PDF file
  3. MAP Grades 6+ PDF file

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