MAP Guide for Parents
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What is MAP?
MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress. MAP is a computer-adaptive benchmark assessment in reading and math. It provides a different, personalized test for each student. Depending on how a student answers each question, the test adjusts in difficulty. This allows students with widely varying skill levels – from struggling to advanced – to take a test that is well-suited to their needs. Teachers are able to access student scores immediately after students complete a test. Each test provides detailed teacher reports that show the skills students are proficient in and what they are ready to work on next.
2019-2020 MAP Testing Windows
School Calendar Fall Window Winter Window Spring Window Balanced Calendar Aug 19 - Sep 6Grades 1-8: Dec 2 - Dec 18Kindergarten: Jan 13 - Jan 31 May 4 - May 29 Revitalization Calendar (Lenz) Sep 3 - Sep 27Grades 1-8: Jan 3 - Jan 24Kindergarten: Jan 21 - Jan 31 May 4 - May 29 Incline Sep 3 - Sep 20Grades 1-8: Jan 6 - Jan 24Kindergarten: Feb 3 - Feb 14 May 4 - June 12 Gerlach Aug 9 - Sep 5Grades 1-8: Dec 9 - Dec 17Kindergarten: Jan 3 - Jan 16 May 4 - May 28
What is a RIT score?
RIT is a unit of measure that uses individual item difficulty values to estimate student achievement. Similar to measuring height on a yard-stick, the RIT scale is used to measure how "tall" a student is on the curriculum scale and scores can be compared to tell how much growth a student has made.. It is important to remember that the RIT score is one of the most important pieces of information on a student’s report. This score is independent of the age or grade of the student, and reflects the instructional level at which the student is currently performing.
Click here to view the 2015 NWEA MAP Norm Tables: Norm Tables
Sample Tests and Questions
- MAP Growth Practice Test (requires Firefox or Chrome)
Sample Student Progress Report
- MAP Parent Strategies
Tips for helping your child with reading, math, and writing
- Parent Toolkit
- RIT to Concepts
- Mapping the Road to College
This interactive map links MAP scores to colleges based on ACT and SAT scores.
- Khan Academy
Enter MAP goal strand scores here to link to related math practice activities.
MAP scores are available in Infinite Campus. Click here for information on how scores are displayed in Infinite Campus.