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MAP Growth

Dear Parent,

MAP Growth tests are given to determine your students instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year. 

MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This results in a detailed picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

Your child’s MAP Growth results are represented as RIT scores. Like inches on a ruler, the RIT scale measures in equal intervals, regardless of a student’s grade—and it remains stable over time. As a result, we can accurately measure students’ growth in between tests and understand if they are performing on, above, or below grade level. RIT scores enable teachers to recognize where to focus attention to optimize your child’s learning and to monitor their progress.

Each school year, students in grades 1-8 take the tests three times a year. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth, which you can review with your child’s teacher for more insight. 

We are truly excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit:

https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/
Parent-Guide.pdf