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.
2020-2021 MAP Growth District Testing Windows
* Dates are subject to change. Check with your child's teacher or the school principal for specific test dates.
School Calendar Fall Window* Winter Window* Spring Window* Balanced Calendar Aug-Sep Dec 7-Feb 5 May 3-May 28 Revitalization Calendar (Palmer) Aug-Sep Dec 7-Feb 5 May 3-May 28 Incline Aug-Sep Dec 7-Feb 5 May 10-June 11 Gerlach Aug-Sep Dec 7-Feb 5 May 3-May 27
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 2020 NWEA MAP Norm Tables: Norm Tables
NWEA Family Resources
NWEA's Parent Website: Resources for MAP tests, including printed information and videos
Other NWEA Resources
--Parent Guide to MAP Growth
Handout describing MAP Growth assessments
--MAP Parent Strategies
Tips for helping your child with reading, math,
--Mapping the Road to College
This interactive map links MAP scores to colleges
based on ACT and SAT scores.
--RIT to Concepts
Vocabulary used in MAP assessments
Enter MAP goal strand scores here to link to
related math practice activities.
Sample Tests and Questions
--MAP Growth Practice Test
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--Student Introduction to MAP Testing
(NWEA Quick References)